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Peter Coxe & Co.

The catalogue of a very splendid collection of cabinet pictures of the Dutch and Flemish schools : the genuine property of a gentleman of fortune and member of Parliament : which (the the exception of one picture) will be sold without reserve by Peter Coxe & Co. in Maddox Street, Hanover Square on Saturday, the 28th of May, 1814 at two o'clock : may be viewed : and catalogues, at one shilling each, had at the room.

[London] : Peter Coxe & Co., [1814]
London : Printed by J. Moyes,
Physical Description:
18 pages ; 27 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 6 no.34 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Artists included are Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Rubens, Albert Cuyp, William Van de Velde, Berghem, Both, Adrian Ostade, Peter Nefs, Gonzales, Adam Pynaker. David Teniers, Gerard Douw, Hobbima, Van Harp, Wouvermans, Paul Potter, Van Huysum.
Three editions known. Two have sale date on title page: 28th of May, 1814, one of which has 18 pages. The other has 19 pages with slightly longer descriptions of lots 34 and 41 and significantly longer descriptions of lots 35 and 42. A third edition has sale date given as: 1st of June, 1814 (18 pages). The text of the June 1 catalog matches the shorter edition of the catalog with May 28 sale date (other than the dates given on title page and p. [5]). Presumably, then, the 19 page edition with the May sale date is the earliest of the three.
"Some copies of the catalogue are printed with the date May 28, the day on which the sale was originally scheduled before being postponed. The second edition was also completely reset, but so far as is known the text was not changed. The contents of the sale were just 42 lots of paintings, but the catalogue was one of the most elaborate produced during this period and the descriptions are exceptionally long. The owner is described only as a member of parliament, but at least three copies of the catalogue have the name of Hart Davis inscribed on them, and the YCNH copy has a slip inserted from the auctioneer with the viewing hours and a note: "The property of Hart Davis Esqr. M.P." This is Richard Hart Davis ... ."--Getty provenance index databases.
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-1195
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 8528
Date of sale: June 1, 1814.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated in ink with sale prices for all lots. Inscription in graphite on cover: "For Wm. Alexander with Mr. Coxes fond regards." Number 34 of 53 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, 1819.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections.
Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Davis, Richard Hart, 1766-1842 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, British -- Catalogs.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.
Berghem, Nicolaas Pietersz, 1620-1683.
Both, Jan, 1618?-1652.
Cuyp, Aelbert, 1620-1691.
Dou, Gerard, 1613-1675.
Herp, Willem van, approximately 1614-1677.
Hobbema, Meindert, 1638-1709.
Huysum, Justus van, 1659-1716
Neeffs, Peeter, 1620-1675.
Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-1685.
Potter, Paulus, 1625-1654.
Pynacker, Adam, approximately 1620-1673.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
Teniers, David, 1582-1649.
Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641.
Wouwerman, Philips, 1619?-1668

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