A descriptive catalogue of a genuine and capital collection of Italian pictures, never before seen in this country, and by the most celebrated masters : particularly of the Venetian and Lombard schools, from the earliest era of painting, to the present times : being the sole and genuine property of a Gentleman, long resident in Italy, and a great lover of the art, who has left off collecting : containing among several other rare and valuable acquisitions, as particularly specified in the catalogue : the entire and genuine collection of pictures of the esteemed connoisseur Monsignor Negri, late Bishop of Parenze, in Ilaria, collected by him chiefly at Rome, and purchased of his executors by the present proprietor : the who lately imported from Italy, and brought, in the same state, to the Great Rooms, formerly occupied by the Royal Academy, no. 125, Pall Mall, where they will be exhibited and sold by private contract, on December 10th, 1789, and following days (Sundays excepted) from ten o'clock in the morning, till five in the afternoon : sold at the place of exhibition.
- [London] : [publisher not identified], 
- Physical Description:
- 40 pages ;28 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsN8640 .N6+ v. 1 no.42 OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- English short title catalogue, T161897
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-A1709
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 4495a
"The catalogue's title page indicates the sale contained "the Entire and Genuine Collection of Pictures of that esteemed Connoisseur Monsignor Negri, late Bishop of Parenza, in Istria, collected by him chiefly at Rome, and purchased of his Executors by the present Proprietor." This is likely Gaspare Negri, bishop of Parenzo, 1742-1778."--Getty provenance index databases.
Exhibition and sale by private contract.
Place of sale: London.
Date of sale: Dec. 10,1789.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 42 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. "A Gentleman" on title page is annotated in ink: John Strange. Consul at Venice.
- Subject Terms:
- Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.London Institution -- Ownership.Negri, Gaspare, Bishop of Parenzo, 1742-1778 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.Painting, European -- Catalogs.Sculpture, European -- Catalogs.Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
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