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Visconti, Ennio Guirino

Date born: 1751

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Date died:  1818

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Museum director, wrote early history of Greek sculpture.  Together with Toussaint-Bernard Éméric-David (q.v.) he collaborated to further alter the assumption that Greek sculpture of the 5th and 4th centuries was an era of decline, as Winckelmann (q.v.) had written.

Home Country:  Italy

Sources:  Potts, Alex.  "Visconti, Ennio Guirino."  Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Nancy Thomson de Grummond, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996, vol. 2, pp. 1173-1176.

Bibliography:  and Croze-Magnan, S. C., and Robillard-Péronville, and Éméric-David, Toussaint-Bernard, and. Laurent, Henri.  Le Musée français: recueil complet des tableaux, statues et bas-reliefs, qui composent la collection nationale: avec l'explication des sujets, et des discours historiques sur la peinture, la sculpture et la gravure. Paris: Imprimerie de L.-E. Herhan, 1803-1809.