The Seminar for Collecting and Display will hold its next seminar

on Monday,  8 November, at 6 p.m.

by zoom 

Collecting Baroque in America: Masterpieces from the Croce Collection

Francesca S. Croce

Scientist Carlo M. Croce (b. 1944) bought his first painting at the age of 12. Since then, driven by a fervent passion for discovery, he has amassed the largest private collection of Italian Baroque paintings in the United States. The first part of the presentation addresses his thought processes, objectives and challenges as a collector. The second explores some of the collection’s most famous works—from a Lanfranco formerly in the collection of Taddeo Barberini, to one of the largest drawings by Guercino. Lastly, it also touches on a few of the collection’s lesser known but none the less captivating works, which serve as current focus of the collector’s research.

 Francesca S. Croce is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Vienna, under the supervision of Professor Sebastian Schütze, where she specializes in late Seicento Roman art and art criticism. Her research focuses on the influence of Raphael on seventeenth century biographer Giovan Pietro Bellori and artist Carlo Maratti. She holds a master’s degree in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she wrote her dissertation “Out of the Darkness: Constructing the Seicento Myth of Annibale Carracci”, and bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University.

To attend please register on the IHR website (do note that you must register by Sunday)

Go; scroll down to collecting & display seminar. Click on the “book now” red button on the appropriate seminar.

You will be sent a link to the zoom session on the day of the seminar.

If you encounter any difficulties, you can email or text +447881630121

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