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Christie, James, 1773–1831
A catalogue of the genuine, entire and valuable collection of high finished paintings and drawings : the productions of that distinguished artist, in his line, Robert Cleveley, Esq., Dec. (late marine painter to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, and Marine Draftsman to H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence) : these works being the result of indefatigable study during the last twenty years, pursued with zeal and professional judgment will equally please the eye of the nautical observer and the lover of the art, as their merit is greatly enhanced by scientific correctness in the treatment of the subjects : they comprise all the memorable actions of the British Navy, under Hawke, Howe, Bridport, Sr. Vincent Duncan and Nelson : several hundred marine drawings, Views in the Mediterranean, Spithead, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Dover and Weymouth : the Royal Family on board reviewing the different fleets : Views on the coast of Dover, Folkestone, Deal and Hythe : views of London, Blackfriars, Wesminster and Richmond Bridges : and several hundred drawings and sketches in Indian ink : which (by order of the administrators) will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, at his Great Room, Pall Mall, on Saturday the 3d and Monday the 5th March, 1810 : punctually at one o'clock without reserve.
[London] : Mr. Christie, [1810]
London : G. Smeeton, Printer, 17, St. Martin's Lane,
Physical Description:
12 pages ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 5 no.22 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
At head of title: The late Mr. Cleveley's valuable collection of painings, drawings, &c.
There are two versions of the catalogue. Type B includes two lots, nos. 73a and 93a lacking in type A.--Getty provenance index databases
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-726
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 7713
Date of sale: March 3rd and March 5th, 1810.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 22 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. British Art Center copy is type A, as described in Getty provenance index databases, lacking two lots, nos. 73a and 93a.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.
Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Cleveley, Robert, 1747-1809 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Catalogs.
Drawing, British -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, British -- Catalogs.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.
Smeeton, George, active 1800-1828, printer.

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