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Christie, Mr. (James), 1730–1803

A catalogue of the capital and valuable books of genuine sketches, studies, and designs from nature, books of prints, architecture, musical instruments, and two laymen, of the late celebrated artist, Thos. Gainsborogh, Esq. Decd. : to which are added a most valuable and beautiful collection of prints and books of prints, by A. Durer, Waterloo, &c. : two works of Sir Robert Strange, an unique copy : the works of Watteau : many exquisite drawings by La Porte, Barret, Page, Dayes, &c. : prints framed and glazed : a pair of busts of Voltaire and Rousseau : a capital pair of eighteen-inch globes by Adams, &c. &c. : which will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, at his Great Room, Pall Mall, on Saturday, May the 11th, 1799, at twelve o'clock.

[London] : [Mr. Christie], [1799]
Physical Description:
7, [1] pages ; 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 2 no.37 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
English short title catalogue, T181490
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-A2418
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 517
Date of sale: May 11th, 1799.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated in ink with sale prices for all lots and buyers' names for some lots. Number 37 of 52 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, British -- Catalogs.
Drawing, European -- Catalogs.
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788 -- Art Collections -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Musical instruments -- Catalogs.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Prints, English -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.

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