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Christie, Mr. (James), 1730–1803

A catalogue of a capital collection of prints and drawings, scarce and valuable, which have been purchased out of the most distinguished cabinets here and on the continent; the drawings stamped on the back by the several judicious collectors, viz. Padre Resto, Sir Peter Lely, Richardson, Pond, Hudson, and John Barnard : among the prints are many fine proofs and first impressions from Rubens, Vandyke, and other celebrated artists : engraved by Vosterman, Pontius, Sontman, Fisher, Edelinck, Hollar, Mason, Balechou, and other noted engravers : among the drawings is that celebrated one by Thomyris by Rubens, from the Cabinet of Mons. de Mariette--The Mistress instructing her pupil by Cipriani, from the collection of Mr. Locke, with many other capital and well-known works of esteemed masters : which will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, at his Great Room, King Street, St. James's Square, on Wednesday, May 11th, 1791, and following day, at twelve o'clock : to be viewed two days preceding the sale, when catalogues may be had in Pall Mall.

[London] : [Mr. Christie], [1791]
Physical Description:
10 pages ; 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 2 no. 50 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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English short title catalogue, T161400
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-A1816
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 4729
Date of sale: May 11-12, 1791.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated in graphite with sale prices for some lots. Number 50 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.
Decorative arts -- Catalogs.
Drawing, European -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Prints, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.

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