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Christie, James, 1773–1831

A catalogue of a capital and most precious assemblage of superlatively fine Italian, French, Flemish, and Dutch pictures, consigned within a few weeks past from the Continent : in the view of this collection the connoisseurs will enjoy an exquisite treat, and the admirers of Rembrandt especially will have an opportunity of witnessing the finest picture, without exception, ever painted by that master, the Woman taken in adultery, executed by Rembrandt, for his patron and friend, the Burgomaster Six : it is a chef d'œuvre, for which language cannot furnish adequate description or praise, replete with sublimity and awful magic effect : besides this, are a Holy Family by Corregio, from the Modena Gallery : a sea port, near Genoa, by Claude, a warm, clear and delicately-finished picture, one of his very finest : a companion landscape, and two others, by ditto : two capital portraits, an historical, and a marine subject, by Rembrandt ; the Angels confounding the men of Gomorrah, N. Poussin, and others by L. da Vinci, Titian, Domenichino, P. da Cortona, Romanelli, G. Poussin, Rubens, V. Dyck, Teniers, Neefs, G. Dow, A. Ostade, Du Jardin, Potter, V. de Velde, Dusart, Bega, Terburg, Mieris, Backhuysen, Lenain, Lingelback : which will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, on his Great Room, Pall Mall, on Saturday, June the 13th, 1807, at twelve o'clock.

[London] : Mr. Christie, [1807]
London : J. Smeeton, Printer, 148, St. Martin's Lane,
Physical Description:
11, [1] pages ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 4 no.34 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-512
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 7271
Place of sale: London.
Date of sale: June 13, 1807.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 34 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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