Visconti, Ennio Guirino

Full Name: 
Visconti, Ennio Guirino
Year Born: 
1751
Year Died: 
1818
Home Country: 
Italy
Overview: 
Museum director, wrote early history of Greek sculpture. Together with Toussaint-Bernard E´me´ric-David (q.v.) he collaborated to further alter the assumption that Greek sculpture of the 5th and 4th centuries was an era of decline, as Winckelmann (q.v.) had written.
Selected Bibliography: 
and Croze-Magnan, S. C., and Robillard-Pe´ronville, and E´me´ric-David, Toussaint-Bernard, and. Laurent, Henri. Le Muse´e francçais: recueil complet des tableaux, statues et bas-reliefs, qui composent la collection nationale: avec l'explication des sujets, et des discours historiques sur la peinture, la sculpture et la gravure. Paris: Imprimerie de L.-E. Herhan, 1803-1809.
Sources: 
Potts, Alex. "Visconti, Ennio Guirino." Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Nancy Thomson de Grummond, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996, vol. 2, pp. 1173-1176.