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Catalogue compiled by Carlo Ludovico Visconti: I monumenti del Torlonia Museum riprodotti con la fototipia (‘The monuments of the Torlonia Museum reproduced in phototype’)

In 1884 Carlo Ludovico Visconti edited the text containing reproductions of the 620 marbles of the Torlonia Collection, printed in phototype under the title I Monumenti del Torlonia Museum riprodotti con la fototipia, creating one of the first examples of a photographic catalogue of an ancient art collection, and which Prince Alessandro Torlonia wished to present to various major European cultural institutions. Ahead of its time in the concept and technique of the phototype, which reproduces the entire collection in an absolutely contemporary manner, highlighting its contents forever and thus providing it with a place in history.