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Christie, James, 1773–1831

A catalogue of a genuine, select and highly-valuable collection of capital and high-finished cabinet pictures, chiefly of the Flemish and Dutch schools : the exclusive property of a Gentleman of refine Taste : and purchased by him a a most liberal expence, during a visit to the Continent : comprising exquisite Bijoux of the first class, by the following great and celebrated Masters in the most perfect preservation, viz : Titian, N. Poussin, G. Poussin, Rubens, Teniers, Rembrandt, A. V. Ostade, Berchem, Wouvermans, C. du Jardin, W. V. de Velde, A. V. de Velde, Mieris, Boh, Van Huysum, Backbuysen : V. Toll, Polemberg : particularly the Creation of Eve by L. Caracci, a capital picture of the Master, a chef d'oeuvre : the Village Fete, an inimitable picture, replete with humour, by Jan Steen : a Calm, by W. V. De Velde : an Interior, by Van Toll : Christ and the Woman at the Well, by Rembrandt : the Flight into Egypt, a charming and perfect specimen of Albano : and two capital and high-finished pictures by Fran: and W. Mieris : which will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, at the Great Room, Pall Mall, on Saturday, May the 4th, 1805, at twelve o'clock.

[London] : Mr. Christie, [1805]
London : J. Smeeton, Printer, 148, St. Martin's Lane,
Physical Description:
6, [2] pages ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 4 no.7 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"The following capital antique set of figures, the Nine Muses, were purchased by B. Blackden, Esq. of that well-known artist and antiquary, Mr. Gavin Hamilton, at Rome ...:--Page [1] at end.
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-330
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 6944
Date of sale: May 4th, 1805.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 7 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.
Decorative arts -- Catalogs.
Hamilton, Gavin, 1723-1798 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Picture frames and framing -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.
Smeeton, Joseph, printer.

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