Institut für Kunstgeschichte





  • Empire without End: Antiquities Collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010)
  • Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture, co-edited with David Drogin (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press, 2010)

Articles and Book Chapters:

  • “Mummies, Scimitars, and a Lost Crucifixion by Domenichino: Documents for the Collections of Pietro and Nicolò Francesco Della Valle in Seventeenth-Century Rome,” Toward a Festschrift: Renaissance Studies in Honor of Joseph Connors, ed. Louis Waldman and Machtelt Israëls (Florence: Leo S. Olschki), in press
  • “The Visual Arts and the Recovery of Antiquity,” The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance, ed. Michael Wyatt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), in press
  • “For the Delight of Friends, Citizens, and Strangers: Maarten van Heemskerck’s Drawings of Antiquities Collections in Rome,” Conference Acts, Die römischen Zeichnungen Maarten van Heemskercks, 1532-1536/37 (Berlin: De Gruyter), in press
  • “The Twelve Caesars,” entry for the Harvard Encyclopedia of the Classical Tradition, ed. Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most, and Salvatore Settis (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010), 155-6
  • Co-authored with David J. Drogin, “Introduction: The Virtues of the Medium: the Patronage of Sculpture in Renaissance Italy,” in Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture, co-edited with David J. Drogin (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press, 2010), 1-21
  • “Landscapes of Ruin and the Imagination in the Antiquarian Gardens of Renaissance Rome,” Gardens and Imagination: Cultural History and Agency, ed. Michel Conan. Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium Series in the History of Landscape Architecture (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2008), 116-37
  • “Instauratio and Pietas: The Della Valle Collections of Ancient Sculpture,” in Studies in the History of Art 70. Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Symposium Papers, Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe, ed. Nicholas Penny and Eike Schmidt (Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, 2008), 33-65
  • “Poetry and ‘Spirited’ Ancient Sculpture in Renaissance Rome: Pomponio Leto’s Academy to the Sixteenth-Century Sculpture Garden,” in Aeolian Winds and the Spirit of Renaissance Architecture, ed. Barbara Kenda (London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2006), 103-24
  • “Michelangelo’s Bacchus and ‘Forged’ Ancient Sculpture in Renaissance Collections,” in Common Ground: Archaeology, Art, Science, and Humanities: Proceedings of the XVI International Congress of Classical Archaeology, ed. C. Mattusch, A. Donohue, and A. Brauer (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2006), 252-55
  • “Raphael’s Philemon and the Collecting of Antiquities in Rome,” Burlington Magazine 146 (2004), 760-63
  • “The Della Valle Statue Court Rediscovered,” Burlington Magazine 145 (2003), 847-50
  • “The De’ Rossi Collection of Ancient Sculpture, Leo X, and Raphael,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 65 (2002), 132-200
  • “From Ancestral Cults to Art: The Santacroce Collection of Antiquities,” in Senso delle rovine e riusi dell’Antico, ed. Salvatore Settis, Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Serie IV, Quaderni 14, Classe di Lettere e Filosofia (2002), 255-72
  • “Petrarch’s Triumph of Chastity in Leonardo’s Lady with an Ermine,” in Coming About... A Festschrift for John Shearman, ed. L. Jones and L. Matthew (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Art Museums, 2001), 33-40

Book Reviews:

  • Phyllis Pray Bober and Ruth Rubinstein, Renaissance Artists & Antique Sculpture. A Handbook of Sources, Renaissance Quarterly 64, no. 4 (2011), forthcoming
  • The Possessions of a Cardinal
 Politics, Piety, and Art, 1450–1700, ed. Mary Hollingsworth and Carol M. Richardson, Church History (forthcoming)
  • Brian Curran, The Egyptian Renaissance: The Afterlife of Ancient Egypt in Early Modern Italy, Renaissance Quarterly 61, no. 2 (2008), 527-29
  • Sara Magister, Arte e politica: La collezione di antichità del Cardinale Giuliano della Rovere nei palazzi ai Santi Apostoli,
  • Pier Luigi Tucci, Laurentius Manlius. La riscoperta dell’antica Roma. La nuova Roma di Sisto IV, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 61 (2002), 578-79

Publications in progress:

  • The Muses and their Afterlife in post-Classical Europe to 1600, co-edited with Claudia Wedepohl and Clare Guest

The book will include my chapter “The Multiplicity of the Muses: The Reception of Antique Images of the Muses in Italy, 1400-1600”