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Christie, James, 1773–1831
A catalogue of a capital, valuable and choice collection of pictures, by celebrated Masters of the Italian, French, Flemish, and Dutch Schools : a few of which are choice specimens, not long since purchased on the Continent, and in the highest preservation : they comprise the works of Titian, Giorgione, P. Veronese, M. Angelo, Cav. d'Arpino, Caracci, Comenichino, Guido, Guercino, Albano, D. Feti, A. Veronese, Teniers, Rembrand, Cuyp, J. Steen, De Honge, A. V. de Velde : also, a capital Historical Picture of N. Poussin : the Angels confounding the Men of Gomorrah : two portraits, Titian : a grand scene in Venice, with a procession of the Doge on St. Luke's Day : Caneletti, from the Vatican : and a few select landscapes, by Wilson, the property of the late B. Booth, Esq. : which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, at his Great Room, Pall Mall, on Tuesday, May 30, 1809, and following day, punctually at one o'clock.
[London] : Mr. Christie, [1809]
London : J. Smeeton, 148, St. Martin's Lane,
Physical Description:
11, [1] pages ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 5 no.20 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"The title page of the catalogue gives just one owner, "the late B. Booth." Although it is possible to misinterpret this to mean that he owned everything, the auctioneer was intending to connect Booth's name only with a group of landscapes by Wilson which enjoyed a special reputation among connoisseurs and which were given unusual prominence in this sale. ... They were, however, at present the property of Lady Marianne Ford, the daughter and heir of Booth, who had died in 1807."--Getty provenance index databases.
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-673
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 7597
Date of sale: May 30th-31st, 1809.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 20 of 42 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.
Booth, Benjamin, active 1789 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Catalogs.
Drawing, British -- Catalogs.
Drawing, European -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, British -- Catalogs.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, British -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.
Smeeton, Joseph, printer.

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