Anne Claude Philippe de Tubières, Comte de Caylus (Biographical details)

Anne Claude Philippe de Tubières, Comte de Caylus (printmaker; author/poet; collector; French; Male; 1692 - 1765)

Also known as

Caylus; Caylus, Anne Claude de; Tubières, Anne Claude Philippe de; Pestels, Anne Claude de; Thubiéres, Anne Claude Philippe de

Biography

Archaeologist, collector, amateur etcher (often signs 'C*') and writer about art; member of the Academy of Painting (1731), and of the Academy of Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres (1742). One of the first individuals to illustrate the shape rather than simply the design of ancient Near Eastern cylinder seals.

Bibliography

IFF (4 volumes assembled by Caylus in BN); H. Merrillees, 'Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum: Cylinder Seals VI: Pre-Achaemenid and Achaemenid Periods', London 2005, p. 2.