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Christie and Ansell (London, England)

A catalogue of the much distinguished and valuable collection of Italian, French, Flemish and Dutch pictures : fine bronzes, sepulchral urns, bustos, vases in antique marble, Porphry, &c. &c. of the late John Blackwood, Esq. deceased : whose knowledge and peculiar taste in the polite arts require no comment : in this collection ae the undoubted works of the following much admired Great Masters, viz Guido, Dominichino, Parmegiano, L. Giordano, P. D. Cortona, M. Angelo, Spagnioletto, F. Mola, Albano, A. Sacchi, S. & M. Ricci, Calabrese, Orbeto, Sal. rosa, Bartholomeo, Borgognione, P. Laura, Valasquez, Bourdon, Du Jardin, N. & G. Poussin, Ochiali, Elsheimer, Swaneveldt, Rubens, Vandyke, Rembrandt, Gonzales, J.-Stien, J. Van Eck, Ursula, P. Brill, B. Luti, V.D. Velde, Cuyp, Snyders, Fyte, De Vos, Hondikooter, Kamboutts, F. Hals, Moucheron, Hommima &c. &c. : particularly, a most capital landscape by S. Rosa : the Tribute-Money by Rembrandt, his own portrait by Ditto : the Aurora and the Evening by Rubens, both engraved : a portrait, Vandyke : St. Peter repenting, L. Giordano : a capital landscape, Cuyp : the Reposo, Rubens : several capital hunting pieces by Snyders, &c. &c. &c. : Which by order of the executors, will be sold by auction, by Mess. Christie & Ansell, at their Great Room, next Cumberland House, Pall Mall, on Friday, February 20, 1778 and the following day : to be publicly viewed on Wednesday the 18th, and to the sale, which will begin each day at twelve o'clock : catalogues may be had as above.

[London] : [Christie and Ansell], [1778]
Physical Description:
8 pages ; 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 1, no. 22 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
The seller is presumably the prominent merchant John Blackwood (ca. 1698-1777)
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-A1145
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 2790
Date of sale: February 20-21, 1778.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 22 of 61 auction catalogs bound together. The volume bound in contemporary half calf; with the armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick; signed in manuscript: William Upcott, London Institution, 1823.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.
Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Blackwood, John, approximately 1698-1777 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Bronzes -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Porphyry -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Urns -- Catalogs.
Vases -- Catalogs.
Auction catalogs.

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