2014: Special Issue "Collecting Italian Art North of the Alps 1700–1800"
Guest-edited by Martin Olin (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm / Swedish Institute in Rome) Grand Tours progressing as far as Italy were unusual among the Scandinavian nobility. Therefore, the visits to Italy of Frederik IV of Denmark had a disproportionately large impact. J. Svenningsen describes the effect of the visits on the taste of a group of courtiers traveling with the Danish prince and traces their ensuing patronage of Italian art. F. Benuzzi studies the less-known patronage of Venetian sculpture North of the Alps, with patrons including Peter the Great, the Earl of Carlisle and the Swedish diplomat and collector Count Carl Gustaf Tessin.