A catalogue of the superlatively fine collection of pictures, late the property of the Right Reverend Dr. Newton, Lord Bishop of Bristol, dec. : amongst which are some of the best works of the Italian school, formerly purchased for his Lordship by that well known connoisseur, Dr. Bragg, at the sale of the celebrated collection of the late Cardinal Ottoboni at Rome, including a valuable assemblage of Dutch and Flemish pictures, the property of a Gentleman going abroad : also a most capital Descent from the Cross, by Vandyck, and other first-rate performances, collected in Spain, by Richard Cumberland, Esq : likewise that chef d'oeuvre, representing the death of Chatham, with the portraits of several peers and members of the house of commons, painted by J.S. Copley, Esq. R.A. together with forty-two capital pictures just imported from abroad, and several more, some being brought to sale in conformity to the will of a nobleman, and others being the property of different gentlemen : which will be exhibited and sold (by private contract) by a committee appointed for that purpose, at the Great Rooms, late the Royal Academy, No. 125, Pall Mall, on Tuesday, April 8, 1788, and following days (Sundays excepted) till about the middle, or latter end of May following, from nine o'clock in the morning till seven in the evening.
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- 24 pages ; 28 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsN8640 .N6+ v.1, no. 37 OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- "The seller is Dr. Thomas Newton, 1704-1782, and others. This is a private contract sale. Introduction mentions many of the more important paintings in the sale. Several pictures have very high prices (unknown if these are sale or bought in prices), including Van Dyck's Descent from the Cross, £525, and Copley's Death of Chatham, £2,625, now at the National Gallery, London. Several others with prices over $100."--Getty provenance index databases.
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-A1633
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 4297a
Date of sale: April 8th, 1788.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center N8640 .N6+ v.1, no. 37 copy is annotated in ink with sale prices and buyer's names for some lots. Number 37 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.
BAC: British Art Center N5247 .N49 1788+ copy is not annotated. Bound in half green morocco with marbled boards.
- Subject Terms:
- Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815.Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811.London Institution -- Ownership.Newton, Thomas, 1704-1782 -- Art Collections -- Catalogs.Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.Painting, British -- Catalogs.Painting, European -- Catalogs.Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641.
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