Рукописи. Редкие издания. Архивы. Из фондов Отдела редких книг и рукописей. Сб. 10.
The article is devoted to the history of private mueums in Europe an the USA at the end the XIX - the first third of the XIX th centuries.
The article investigates the complicated history of the collection of Japanese art (mostly woodblock pints) acquired by Sergei Kitaev (1864–1927), a Russian naval officer in the late 19th c. It is stored now in the Puchkin Museum for Fine Arts.
The collection of articles is devoted to different aspects of art collecting and art market in France at the end of the 18th - beginning of the 19th centuries.
The collection of articles is devoted to the collection of paintings of cardinal Fesch and the taste for French painting around 1800.
Vico takes on paramount significance in the defined context, although his actual presence in Russian culture and politics is relatively small at that time. On Russian intellectual stage, he was rather an unseen character, though a very powerful one. In my research, I study these transitions from shadow into the light, and first of all those forms of Vico's philosophy of history that were most favored by Russian thinkers. Besides, I was very interested in drawing a "roadmap" of Vico in the Russian mind of that time, i.e. in showing and analyzing when and how his name and oeuvres become demanded, and what forms further actualization takes. Analysis of a great number of documentary sources of the 1800-1860s (the best part of which is archives) - memoirs, letters, opinion articles - allows for tracing his Russian intellectual itinerary.