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Christie, Mr. (James), 1730–1803

A catalogue of a superb and capital collection of pictures : comprising works of the most distinguished Masters of the Italian, French, Flemish, Venetian and Dutch Schools : the greater part of the Imperial Exhibition, and to the many capital pictures still remaining are added : The Virgin and Child by Corregio : a fine warm coloured Landscape by Both : the Inside of a Room, clear and Transparent, by Teniers : and a beautiful Cabinet Picture by Vernet, &c, &c. &c : also, an elaborate model of the celebrated Voltaire, a very striking Similitude : likewise a collection of scarce and curious exotic insects, containing specimens of most of the different genera, among which are Scarabeus Atlas male and female : Papilio Priam : some curious Mantes, and others equally rare : selected by a Gentleman in Holland, and other natural curiosities : which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, at the Great Room, King Street, St. James's Square, on Friday, May the 23d, 1788, and the following day : to be publickly viewed two days preceding the sale, which will begin each day at twelve o'clock : catalogues may be had as above, and at Mr. Christie's : N.B. The insects, shells, minerals, &c. will be sold on the Monday following

[London] : [Mr. Christie], [1788]
Physical Description:
8 pages ; 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v.1, No. 38 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"The Imperial Exhibition was the property of the dealer Jean J. Bertels, of Brussels, (d.1792). There was an Imperial Exhibition held the previous year, May 30, 1787. The title page indicates that the second seller, A Gentleman in Holland, was the seller of a collection of curiosities, so Bertels is being considered the seller of all the pictures."--Getty provenance index databases.
English short title catalogue, T30020
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-A1646
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 4321
Date of sale: May 23-24, 1788.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 38 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.
Bertels, John, -1792 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Books -- Catalogs.
Drawing, European -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Natural history -- Catalogs.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.

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