Journal Article

The Gottfried Wagner collection in Leipzig

Thomas Ketelsen and Christien Melzer

in Journal of the History of Collections

Volume 24, issue 2, pages 199-218
Published in print July 2012 | ISSN: 0954-6650
Published online September 2011 | e-ISSN: 1477-8564 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhc/fhr019
The Gottfried Wagner collection in Leipzig

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In 1728 the Saxon elector Frederic Augustus the Strong acquired a private collection of more than 10,000 drawings which became the foundation of the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett. The print room itself developed out of the Kunstkammer which had been founded in 1560 and was dissolved at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The present article focuses on the systematization of this private collection, assembled by Gottfried Wagner in Leipzig, and the alterations it underwent on the occasion of its transfer to the Dresden print room. New archive material sheds light on the activities of collecting and arranging drawings during a period of increasing scientific erudition.

Journal Article.  9860 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections ; History of Art ; Social and Cultural History

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