Gift exchange and art collecting: Padre Sebastiano Resta's drawing albums

Warwick, Genevieve
December 1997
Art Bulletin;Dec97, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p630
Academic Journal
Investigates the social structure of gift giving among art collectors in early modern Italy. Focus on drawings collector Padre Sebastiano Resta; Objective of Resta's gift exchange; Social characteristics of gift exchange as an economic system in early modern Europe; Collection of art as the definer of social status.


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