Briefe an Bianconi  

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Briefe an Bianconi ("Letters to Bianconi") is a collection of letters exchanged between Winckelmann and G. L. Bianconi. They were published eleven years after Winckelmann's death, in the Antologia Romana.


From 1763, while retaining his position with Albani, Johann Joachim Winckelmann worked as a prefect of antiquities (Prefetto delle Antichità) and scriptor (Scriptor linguae teutonicae) of the Vatican. Winckelmann visited Naples again, in 1765 and 1767, and wrote for the use of the electoral prince and princess of Saxony his Briefe an Bianconi, which were published, eleven years after his death, in the Antologia romana.

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