Historic Catalogs

The owners of the Caproni Collection (formerly the Giust Gallery), world-renowned sculptor Robert Shure and Kathleen Shure, are committed, with professionalism and passion, to preserving old-world methods of individually reproducing Caproni casts.

As part of the effort to preserve the history of P.P. Caproni and Brother, we will publish available original catalogs on this website. P.P. Caproni and Brother catalogs are unfortunately quite rare. In our best effort to represent the complete body of work of P.P. Caproni and Brother, we will appreciate any information you can offer on catalogs not listed. If you have a P.P. Caproni and Brother catalog not listed here, please contact Kathleen Shure at contact@capronicollection.com.

If you are interested in the artistry and genius of the historic catalogs themselves, you can read our blog post exploring their creation.

As the digital catalogs are not copyrighted, please reference the Caproni Collection (except where otherwise noted) as the source if you copy or use this historical material.

If you are searching for a particular piece, we suggest beginning with the catalog from 1911 as it was the last large catalog printed. This catalog (as with most of the others) is organized by category in this order: Assyrian and Egyptian sculpture; figures; busts; reliefs; animals; masks; anatomical studies; nature studies; ornament; architectural details; more anatomical studies. There are miscellaneous items in between.

Enjoy this historical journey.

 

1894 Catalogue of P.P. Caproni & Bro. — Catalogue of Plaster Cast Reproductions from Antique, Mediaeval and Modern Sculpture, Subjects of Every Description for Art Schools
scan of Caproni catalog cover, a gray color with black text and a sketch of Victory of Samothrace

82 Pages - PDF

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1894 Catalogue of P.P. Caproni & Bro. — Catalogue of Plaster Cast Reproductions from Antique, Mediaeval and Modern Sculpture, Subjects of Every Description for Art Schools (Illustrated Edition)
scan of Caproni catalog cover, a gold color with black text and a sketch of the Victory of Samothrace

229 Pages

Digitization on the Internet Archive 

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1901 P.P. Caproni & Brother Catalogue of Sculpture — Catalogue of Plaster Cast Reproductions from Antique, Medieval and Modern Sculpture, Subjects for Art Schools, Edition of 1901
scan of Caproni catalog cover, a green color with black text

300 Pages

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1902 Art for Schools: A Special List of Casts Recommended for the Decoration of School Rooms; Selected from the Caproni Collection of Reproductions from Masterpieces of Sculpture, Edition of 1902
scan of Caproni catalog cover, a gray color with black borders and text

96 Pages - PDF

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Supplement for 1905 to Catalogue of Sculpture — Supplement for 1905 to the Catalogue of Plaster Cast Reproductions
scan of Caproni catalog title page

56 Pages

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1910 Seventy-Seven Photographic Views of Schools Decorated with Plastic Reproductions of Sculpture, and Supplementary Catalogue of P.P. Caproni and Brother, School Edition of 1910
scan of Caproni catalog title page

48 Pages (2 separate files) - PDF

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1911 Catalogue of Caproni Casts — Catalogue of Plaster Reproductions from Antique, Medieval and Modern Sculpture, Subjects for Art Schools, Edition of 1911
scan of Caproni catalog title page

The last large catalog printed.

237 Pages (3 separate files) - PDF

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1911 Catalogue of Caproni Casts: Subjects for Drawing and Modeling Classes, Edition of 1911
scan of Caproni catalog cover, a gray color with black text

80 Pages (2 separate files) - PDF

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1913 Caproni Casts: Special Catalogue of Subjects for the Decoration of Schools, Libraries and Homes — Catalogue of Plaster Reproductions from Antique, Medieval and Modern Sculpture, Subjects Suitable for Schools, Libraries and Homes
scan of Caproni catalog cover, a brown color with blue borders and text

112 Pages

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Caproni Casts: Supplement for 1914 — Supplement for 1914 to Catalogue of Caproni Casts: Reproductions from Antique, Medieval and Modern Sculpture
scan of Caproni catalog cover, a gold color with black border and text and a photo of Dallin's "Appeal to the Great Spirit"

16 Pages - PDF

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1915 Caproni Casts: American Indians and Other Sculptures By Cyrus E. Dallin
scan of Caproni catalog title page with a photograph of Dallin's "Standing Elk"

8 Pages - PDF

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1919 Caproni Casts: Timely Subjects of Sculpture for Patriotic American Schools
scan of first page of Caproni brochure

8 Pages - PDF

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1928 Caproni Casts: Reproductions of Sculpture Selected from the Masterpieces of the World, Part One
scan of Caproni catalog cover, a red color with red border and text

124 Pages (2 separate files) - PDF

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1931 Caproni Casts: Plaster Reproductions of Sculpture for Drawing and Modeling Classes 
scan of Caproni catalog cover, black with silver text and art deco ornament

68 Pages - PDF

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1976 Giust Gallery Catalog: The Giust Collection
scan of Giust catalog cover with central image of several pieces in various patinas and a black border on top and bottom with white text

48 Pages - PDF

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1996 Giust Gallery Catalog
scan of Giust catalog cover with a photo of Praxiteles's Hermes bust against a gray-green background and white text

75 Pages - PDF

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1997 Giust Gallery Collection of Wall Plaques
scan of Giust catalog cover with white background and central photo of Thorvaldsen's Apollo relief in terracotta patina and black text

5 Pages - PDF

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