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Christie, Mr. (James), 1730–1803
A catalogue of a most superb, capital, and valuable collection of Italian, French, Flemish and Dutch pictures : the property of a Gentleman, highly distinguished for his taste in the arts : the whole selected with unbounded liberality, and now brought from his seat at Fonthill, in Wiltshire : consisting of inestimable works of the following great masters, viz : Spagnoletto, A. Durer, Sa. Rosa, Guido, Murillo, D. Feti, C. Lorrain, Seb. Bourdon, Canaletti, Zuccarelli, Rembrandt, Ostade, Wouvermans, Both, V. Der Heyde, C. du Jardin, Ruysdael, Wynants, De Vlieger, Polemborgh, Teniers, V. der Meulen, Webber, Loutherbeourg : among the celebrated pictures in this collection, are the following distinguished and capital : the Rape of Deianira, by Paduanino, one of the noblest efforts of genius in the Venetian School, both for colouring and design : the Holy Family, by Murillo, a very elegant composition, full of grace and simplicity : the Death of Socrates, by S. Rosa : a Landscape with St. Francis preaching : and a sea port by ditto : and Lucretia, by Guido, very capital : amongst the moderns, are eight capital and much distinguished pictures of the Rake's Progress, by the immoral Hogarth, esteemed the finest of his works : a pair of elegant and splendid cabinets, with the subjects of Cupid and Psyche, painted by Smirke : also four tripods, or exquisite workmanship : which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, at his Great Room, Pall Mall, on Saturday, February the 27th 1802, at twelve o'clock.
[London] : Mr. Christie, [1802]
[London] : J. Smeeton, Printer, 148, St. Matin's Lane,
Physical Description:
8 pages ; 27 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6 + v. 3 no. 17 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-80
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 6367
Lugt, 6367
Place of auction: London.
Date of auction: February 27, 1802.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated with sale prices for all lots. Number 17 of 47 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.
Beckford, William, 1760-1844 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.
Smeeton, Joseph, -1809, printer.

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