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An Olympiad's portrait: during excavations at Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli the archaeologist Gavin Hamilton unearthed a classical statue of Hermes, Hamilton's conservation of the sculpture transformed its identity to create an 18th-century image of an Olympic victor inspired by the ideals of ancient Greece. May 1, 2012 3358
Diomedes and Diskobolus: among the collection of classical sculpture belonging to the 1st Marquess of Lansdowne was a Roman copy of a lost bronze of Diskobolus by the Greek sculptor Myron. Excavated by the dealer Gavin Hamilton in 1774, the marble's fascinating story has much to reveal about late 18th-century collecting. May 1, 2011 2805
Ceremonies of the ancients: among the treasures of the collection of classical sculpture at Wilton acquired by the 8th Earl of Pembroke in the 17th and 18th centuries are four marble Roman sarcophagi. As Elizabeth Angelicoussis explains, they embody the Earl's intellectual curiosity as well as his aesthetic discrimination. Jul 1, 2009 4312
Walpole's Roman legion: antique sculpture at Houghton Hall: Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, acquired a great art collection for Houghton Hall in Norfolk. His pictures were sold to Catherine the Great in the 18th century, but his classical busts remain. Elizabeth Angelicoussis discusses their origins and their meaning for Walpole. Feb 1, 2009 4873

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