John Pope-Hennessy  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy CBE, FBA, FSA (13 December 1913 – 31 October 1994), was a British art historian and museum director. He was a scholar of Italian Renaissance art. Many of his writings, including the tripartite Introduction to Italian Sculpture and his magnum opus, Donatello: Sculptor, are now considered classics in the field.


  • Introduction to Italian Sculpture. 3 vol. in 5. London, 1955–63
  • Donatello: Sculptor. London, 1993
  • Essays on Italian Sculpture. London, 1968
  • Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. 3 vol. London: HMSO, 1964
  • Italian Paintings in the Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 1987

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