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Christie, James, 1773–1831

A catalogue of a capital, genuine and highly valuable collection of Italian pictures of the very distinguished class, recently consigned from Italy : comprising the following distinguished chef d'œuvres, selected and purchased at a most liberal expence, from among the treasures of the Barbernini Palace, viz. : the daughter of Herodias with the head of St. John the Baptist, Leo. da Vinci, a dignified and grateful composition, in the finest style of that sublime painter, and mentioned by Vasari : in the highest preservation-- Christ bound, Titian an exquisite picture of the Master : A Magdalen in the Desert, Guido, a beautiful picture, particularly noticed by the Count Malvaste, in his Lives of the Painters, capital : a Female at her Toilet, Giogione : a portrait, V. Dyck : and others, by the following great Masers : Titian, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Luini, Baroccio, Guercion, Guido, S. De Pesaro, G. Cagnacci, C. Dolce, Morone, V. Dyck, Claude, Both, &c. &c. : which will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, at the Great Room, Pall Mall, on Saturday, March the 30th, 1805, at twelve o'clock.

[London] : Mr. Christie, [1805]
London : J. Smeeton, Printer, 148, St. Martin's Lane,
Physical Description:
7, [1] pages ; 27 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 4 no.4 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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" ... it would seem that the pictures consigned from Italy were not what they were purported to be, and this is supported by the fact that they have not been found in inventories of the Barberini collection."--Getty Provenance Index Databases.
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 6918
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-319
Date of sale: March 30th, 1805.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 4 of 38 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.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.
Smeeton, Joseph, printer.

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