Stendhal's Promenades dans Rome: An Archæological and Historical Perspective

Stendhal looked to early travelers and historians as well as to contemporary archaeologists and architects as his authorities for the identification and characterization of Rome's ancient monuments. He was careful, however, to take his authorities' attributions with a grain of salt, given the rapid pace of archæological work and restoration in his time. Today, new assertions can be made with respect to some of the ancient sites described by Stendhal. This article identifies certain monuments by both past affiliation and present state or location. It also traces ownership changes and new collocations of some works of art admired by Stendhal in Rome. (EB/AA)
Bruschini, Enrico, and Alba Amoia
Volume 1997-1998 Fall-Winter 26(1-2): 24-51