The system of the arts in Rome (1750-1850)


Date coverage: 1750 - 1850 Website Contact

Socio-Economic History Knowledge Graph Drawings, prints, and other pictorial sources Historical Documents (e.g. Notarial sources; Census records; Ecclesiastical documents; Correspondence) Archival Registers

The project deals with foreign artist in Rome from ca 1750 to the middle of the 19th century, a time when ecclesiastical commissions dwindled away but tourism was flourishing. The content of the data concerns their interactions with patrons and colleagues, their production and marketing strategies and their relationship with their countries of origin. A large number of data sets is already contained in the “ZUCCARO” database of the Bibliotheca Hertziana. As the event-based system and its graph-like network structure of the data model lend themselves particularly well to the representation of social networks and historic developments, the project is also a showcase for working with a “knowledge graph” to gain insights into large corpora of material (drawings, letters, archival sources) over considerable time spans.

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