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Christie, Mr. (James), 1730-1803, auctioneer, publisher.

A catalogue of a most capital collection of Italian, French, Flemish, and Dutch Pictures, by the most esteemed Masters, in the highest state of preservation : also a valuable selection of capital high-finished drawings, remarkable fine prints, books of prints and bronzes : small but well-chosen library of books in elegant and uniform bindings : a number of fine casts in plaster from the rarest subjects of the antique : capital models, a great variety of drawing implements : mathematical and musical instruments : a quantity of choice music : also all the elegant household furniture : fine china : a fine-toned piano forte by Longman and Broderip : a modern chaise and harness : and a great variety of curious and valuable effects : the property of John Alexander Gress, Esq. deceased, eminently and most deservedly distinguished for his knowledge in the fine arts, at his late house, No. 24, on the west side of Tottenham Court Road, nearly opposite Tavistock Street, Bedford Square : which will be sold by auction (by order of the executor) by Mr. Christie, on the premises, on Monday, April 7th, 1794, and five following days, at twelve o'clock : to be viewed Frida and Saturday preceding the sale.--catalogues may be had on the premises : at the Rainbow Coffee House : and in Pall Mall : also, at one o'clock, on the first day's sale, will be sold, the valuable lease of the premises--particulars may be had : N.B. the first and second days sale, will consist of prints, books of prints, &c. : third and fourth days, the drawings, drawing implements, models, &c. : fifth day, the capital collection of pictures, and library of books : sixth day, all the houshold furniture, china, musical instruments, &c.

[London] : [Mr. Christie], [1794]
Physical Description:
30 pages ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 1 no. 58 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"The seller was the painter John Alexander Gresse, ca.1740-1794."--Getty provenance index databases.
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-A2034
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 5185
Date of sale: April 7th-12th, 1794.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated in ink with sale prices for some lots sold on the fourth day. Number 58 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.
Bronzes -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Catalogs.
Drawing materials -- Catalogs.
Drawing, British -- Catalogs.
Drawing, European -- Catalogs.
Furniture -- Catalogs.
Gresse, John Alexander, 1741-1794 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Kitchen utensils -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Mathematical instruments -- Catalogs.
Musical instruments -- Catalogs.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, British -- Catalogs.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Prints, British -- Catalogs.
Prints, European -- Catalogs.
Private libraries -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, British -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, European -- Catalogs.
Tableware -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.

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