Venezia Arti
27 | 2018 | Discovering the Art of Medieval Caucasus (1801-1945)

Venezia Arti
27 | 2018 | Discovering the Art of Medieval Caucasus (1801-1945)

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Vol. 27 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Venezia Arti | 27 | 2018 | Discovering the Art of Medieval Caucasus (1801-1945)

Illuminating an Armenian Collection of Manuscripts
A Forgotten Treasure in the Layard Collection

Cecilia Riva
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
cecilia.riva@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/VA/2385-2720/2018/27/006

Submitted 05 Jul 2018
Accepted 23 Aug 2018

Abstract

In 1902 Enid Layard bequeathed four illuminated Armenian manuscripts, belonging to her late husband, to the Armenian Mekhitarist College of Venice and to the Correr Museum. This survey retraces the manuscripts’ earlier provenance and their arrival in the Venetian collections. Austen Henry Layard’s private papers and publications attest to a close relationship with the Armenian community, both in Constantinople and Venice. The aim of this paper is not only to show more fully the early reception of Armenian artworks in a Western context, but also to present a first study of these manuscripts by providing some comparisons.

Keywords
Henry Layard. History of Collecting. Provenance. 19th century. Bequests and donations.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Riva Cecilia

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Illuminating an Armenian Collection of Manuscripts

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/VA/2385-2720/2018/27/006

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In 1902 Enid Layard bequeathed four illuminated Armenian manuscripts, belonging to her late husband, to the Armenian Mekhitarist College of Venice and to the Correr Museum. This survey retraces the manuscripts’ earlier provenance and their arrival in the Venetian collections. Austen Henry Layard’s private papers and publications attest to a close relationship with the Armenian community, both in Constantinople and Venice. The aim of this paper is not only to show more fully the early reception of Armenian artworks in a Western context, but also to present a first study of these manuscripts by providing some comparisons.

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Venezia Arti

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Vol. 27 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-13

dc.dateAccepted

2018-07-05

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2018-08-23

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0394-4298

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2385-2720

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Henry Layard

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History of Collecting

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Provenance

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19th century

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Bequests and donations

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