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Montfaucon, Dom Bernard de

    Full Name: Montfaucon, Dom Bernard de

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1655

    Date Died: 1741

    Home Country/ies: France

    Subject Area(s): ancient and Medieval (European)


    Established the ground for later French historical scholarship with early scientific exploration of ancient and medieval cultures. Thematic treatment of Greek art as opposed to Winckelmann’s historic view.

    Selected Bibliography

    L’Antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures. 10 vols. 1719; Monumens de la monarchie française. 1729.


    Cauman, Samuel. The Living Museum: Experiences of an Art Historian and Museum Director, Alexander Dorner. New York: New York University Press, 1958, p. 22; Bazin 79


    "Montfaucon, Dom Bernard de." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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