Death of an Elgin Marble

The British Museum in Bloomsbury is home to one of the Caryatids, a statue of a maiden that acted as one of the six columns in a temple which stood on the Acropolis in ancient Athens.

Death of an Elgin Marble

The British Museum in Bloomsbury is home to one of the Caryatids, a statue of a maiden that acted as one of the six columns in a temple which stood on the Acropolis in ancient Athens. Lord Elgin had brought her to London in the nineteenth century, and even though now she was over 2,300 years old, she was still rather beautiful - and desirable. Which is why Lord Francis Powerscourt finds himself summoned by the British Museum to attend a most urgent matter. The Caryatid has been stolen and an inferior copy left in her place. Powerscourt agrees to handle the case discreetly - but then comes the first death: an employee of the British Museum is pushed under a rush hour train before he and the police can question him. What had he known about the statue's disappearance? And who would want such a priceless object? Powerscourt and his friend Johnny Fitzgerald undertake a mission that takes them deep into the heart of London's Greek community and the upper echelons of English society to uncover the bizarre truth of the vanishing lady...

Thinking about the Elgin Marbles

Since, however, the non-patrimonial, personal right of attribution is by French law
and doctrine perpetual (art is immortal) and artists are mortal, special provision
has had to be made for its devolution on the artist's death. The currently ...

Thinking about the Elgin Marbles

The new edition of this insightful work begins with a critical reexamination of the rival Greek and British claims to the Elgin Marbles. That case study identifies the questions that continue to dominate the growing international debate about cultural property policy and which are subsequently explored in a newly-expanded array of essays: Why are people concerned about cultural property Is cultural nationalism a sound organizing principle for dealing with cultural property questions? Or is it a relic of 19th century romanticism, kept alive by the power of Byron's poetry? How can one rationalize cultural nationalism with the idea that works of art and antiquities are the cultural heritage of all mankind? What are alternative ways of thinking about cultural property policy and law? The work goes on to pay particular attention to the law and policy relating to cultural property export controls and the evolution and development of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on the Return of Stolen and Illegally Exported Cultural Property. The second part of this highly-regarded book addresses a number of contemporary art law issues in essays on counterfeit art, the moral rights of artists, the artist's resale right (droit de suite), the litigation over the Mark Rothko estate, and problems of museum trustee negligence, conflict of interests, and misuse of inside information. The author, John Henry Merryman, is an Emeritus and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Art at Stanford Law School. He is a widely respected authority in the fields of international cultural property and art law.

Elgin Marbles

the execution is rated as inferior to that of the Elgin Marbles . In the fabulous
stories which are represented upon both , there is a very striking similarity ; and it
may be remarked in passing , that the subjects of the Metopes , and of the smaller
 ...

Elgin Marbles


Johnson s New Universal Cyclop dia

Died Nov., 1841. Elgin Marbles, a collection of sculptures taken from the
Acropolis, mainly from the Parthenon at Athens. They are so called from the earl
of Elgin, who, by permission of the Porte, brought them to England, from 1808 to
1812.

Johnson s New Universal Cyclop dia


The Elgin Marbles

Ericthonius reigned fifty years ; and by his wisdom , benevolence , and justice ,
obtained the splendid reward of being transformed after death into the
constellation called Auriga . He was succeeded in his kingdom by his son
Pandion , in ...

The Elgin Marbles


Johnson s New Universal Cyclop dia a Scientific and Popular Treasury of Useful Knowledge

Ile Elgin MARBLES . ) Died Nov. , 1841 . was educated at Cambridge , and came
to Boston in 1631 . Elgin Marbles , a collection of sculptures taken from He
acquired the language of the Indians , and from 1646 be the Acropolis , mainly
from ...

Johnson s New Universal Cyclop  dia   a Scientific and Popular Treasury of Useful Knowledge


Thinking about the Elgin Marbles Critical Essays on Cultural Property Art and Law

Since , however , the non - patrimonial , personal right of attribution is by French
law and doctrine perpetual ( art is immortal ) and artists are mortal , special
provision has had to be made for its devolution on the artist ' s death . The
currently ...

Thinking about the Elgin Marbles Critical Essays on Cultural Property  Art and Law

This book begins with a critical reexamination of the rival Greek and British claims to the Elgin Marbles. That case study identifies the questions that still dominate the growing international debate about cultural property policy and are explored in subsequent essays: Why do people care about cultural property? Is cultural nationalism a sound organizing principle for dealing with cultural property questions? Or is it a relic of 19th century romanticism, kept alive by the power of Byron's poetry? How can cultural nationalism be rationalized with the idea that works of art and antiquities are 'the cultural heritage of all mankind?' What alternative ways are there of thinking about cultural property policy and law? The author examines in particular the law and policy relating to cultural property export controls and the evolution and development of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on the Return of Stolen and Illegally Exported Cultural Property. In the second part of the book the author addresses a number of contemporary art law issues in essays on counterfeit art, the moral rights of artists, the artist's resale right (droit de suite), the litigation over the Mark Rothko estate, and problems of museum trustee negligence, conflict of interests, and misuse of inside information. The author, a Professor of Art Law at Stanford University, is a leading international figure in cultural property and art law circles.

The Quarterly Review

Elgin Marbles , 532 . Abbas III . assumption , upon his death , of — xix . 234 .
dissertation on the the sovereignty by Nadir Khooli , xv . 266 . gold and silver
coinage of Attica , 242 . Abbot , Right Hon . Charles , declaration description of
the ...

   The    Quarterly Review


The British Museum Elgin and Phigaleian Marbles

Theseus received no divine honours from the Athenians for near eight centuries
after his death , when , on a sudden , posterity , it is said , became ashamed of
their ingratitude . Several circumstances * at last induced the Athenians to honour
 ...

The British Museum  Elgin and Phigaleian Marbles


The Dead Witness

Later an otherwise unnamed inspector investi— gates two deaths in Our Mutual
Friend (although, in the postscript, ... might have been doing at the British
Museum before meeting him for their nighttime prowl: “Suspicious of the Elgin
marbles, ...

The Dead Witness

The greatest ever anthology of Victorian detective stories, The Dead Witness gathers the finest police and private detective adventure stories from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including a wide range of overlooked gems. 'The Dead Witness', the 1866 title story by Australian writer Mary Fortune, is the first known detective story by a woman, a suspenseful clue-strewn manhunt in the Outback. This forgotten treasure sets the tone for the whole anthology as surprises appear from every direction, including more female detectives and authors than you can find in any other anthology of its kind. Pioneer women writers such as Anna Katharine Green, Mary E. Wilkins and C. L. Pirkis take you from rural America to bustling London, introducing you to female detectives from Loveday Brooke to Dorcas Dene and Madelyn Mack. In other stories, you will meet November Joe, the Canadian half-Native backwoods detective who stars in 'The Crime at Big Tree Portage' and demonstrates that Sherlockian attention to detail works as well in the woods as in the city. Holmes himself is here, too, of course - not in another reprint though - but in the first two chapters of A Study in Scarlet, the first Holmes case, in which the great man meets and dazzles Watson. Authors range from luminaries such as Charles Dickens to the forgotten author who helped inspire Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', the first real detective story. Bret Harte is here as is E. W. Hornung, creator of master thief Raffles. Naturally Wilkie Collins couldn't be left behind. Michael Sims's new collection reveals the fascinating and entertaining youth of what would mature into the most popular genre of the twentieth century.

Elgin and Phigaleian Marbles

Theseus received no divine honours from the Athenians for near eight centuries
after his death , when , on a sudden , posterity , it is said , became ashamed of
their ingratitude . Several circumstances * at last induced the Athenians to honour
 ...

Elgin and Phigaleian Marbles


The British museum Elgin and Phigaleian marbles by sir H Ellis

A general engagement then ensued between the two parties ; and the Centaurs
not only sought to revenge the death of their companion , Eurytus , but likewise
attempted to carry off the females who were guests at the nuptials . In this conflict
 ...

The British museum  Elgin and Phigaleian marbles by sir  H  Ellis


Down to a Sunless Sea

Life was, for the moment, a frieze, an Elgin Marble. Adam was twenty going on
ten when his mother died of cancer, and his young adulthood splayed into
endlessly complex and unattached tapers. His father, short and ultimately shabby
 ...

Down to a Sunless Sea

"Down to a Sunless Sea" plunges the reader into uncomfortable situations and into the minds of troubled characters. Each selection is a different reading experience-poetic, journalistic, nostalgic, wryly humorous, and even macabre. An award-winning essayist and historical novelist, Mathias B. Freese brings the weight of his twenty-five years as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist into play as he demonstrates a vivid understanding of-and compassion toward-the deviant and damaged.

The Comprehensive Dictionary of Biography

He died in form in all its perfection , that the general excel- London 1795 . [ J.M. ]
lence of their sculpture is not surprising . In the PHILIP , the name of three saints :
-1 . The Elgin marbles we have doubtless all the several apostle , who is ...

The Comprehensive Dictionary of Biography


Reports from Committees

... indicates, that it belongs to the same period, though the execution is rated as
inferior to that of the Elgin Marbles. In the fabulous stories which are represented
upon both, there is a very striking similarity; and it may be remarked in passing, ...

Reports from Committees


Cyclopaedia of Biography

He died in form in all its perfection , that the general excel- London in 1795 . [ J.M.
] lence of their sculpture is not surprising . In the PHILIP , the name of three saints
: -1 . The Elgin marbles we have doubtless all the several apostle , who is ...

Cyclopaedia of Biography


Johnson s Univeral Cyclop dia

(See ELGIN MARBLEs.) Died Nov. 14, 1841. Elgin Marbles, a collection of
sculptures taken from the Acropolis, mainly from the Parthenon at Athens. They
are so £ from the earl of Elgin, who, by permission of the Porte, brought them to
England ...

Johnson s Univeral Cyclop  dia


The Literary Panorama

506 SWitzerlan D. Fire and water - 319 Kosciusko, death of 506 turkey. Ali-
Pacha, barbarity of 852 ... J. T. died 155 plate,belonging to 331 Earthquake in
Cumberland 673 Eggs, French ... 1023 Elgin marbles, casts ... ib. Emigration,
Ireland .

The Literary Panorama