Charles Townley FRS (1 October 1737 – 3 January 1805) was a wealthy English country gentleman, antiquary and collector. He travelled on three Grand Tours to Italy, buying antique sculpture, vases, coins, manuscripts and Old Master drawings and paintings. Many of the most important pieces from his collection, especially the Townley Marbles (or Towneley Marbles) are now in the British Museum's Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. The marbles were overshadowed at the time, and still today, by the Elgin Marbles.

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  • Charles Townley FRS (1 October 1737 – 3 January 1805) was a wealthy English country gentleman, antiquary and collector. He travelled on three Grand Tours to Italy, buying antique sculpture, vases, coins, manuscripts and Old Master drawings and paintings. Many of the most important pieces from his collection, especially the Townley Marbles (or Towneley Marbles) are now in the British Museum's Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. The marbles were overshadowed at the time, and still today, by the Elgin Marbles. (en)
  • Charles Townley ou Towneley (1737-1805) fut un antiquaire et collectionneur anglais. Jouissant d'une grande fortune, il l'employa à voyager en Italie et en Grèce et à acquérir une célèbre collection d'antiquité, connue sous le nom de marbres Towneley. Il la déposa dans une maison de Londres spécialement construite pour la recevoir, et où il mourut. Elle fut acquise par le British Museum en 1805 auprès de ses descendants, et en forme encore aujourd'hui le cœur de ses collections gréco-romaines. (fr)
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  • 1737-10-1
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  • Charles Townley FRS (1 October 1737 – 3 January 1805) was a wealthy English country gentleman, antiquary and collector. He travelled on three Grand Tours to Italy, buying antique sculpture, vases, coins, manuscripts and Old Master drawings and paintings. Many of the most important pieces from his collection, especially the Townley Marbles (or Towneley Marbles) are now in the British Museum's Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. The marbles were overshadowed at the time, and still today, by the Elgin Marbles. (en)
  • Charles Townley ou Towneley (1737-1805) fut un antiquaire et collectionneur anglais. Jouissant d'une grande fortune, il l'employa à voyager en Italie et en Grèce et à acquérir une célèbre collection d'antiquité, connue sous le nom de marbres Towneley. Il la déposa dans une maison de Londres spécialement construite pour la recevoir, et où il mourut. Elle fut acquise par le British Museum en 1805 auprès de ses descendants, et en forme encore aujourd'hui le cœur de ses collections gréco-romaines. (fr)
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