A catalogue of a highly valuable and extremely curious collection of illumined miniature painting of the greatest beauty, and of exquisite finishing : taken from the Choral Books of the Papal Chapel in the Vatican, during the French Revolution : and subsequently collected and brought to this country by the Abate Celotti : the above collection is highly important for the illustration of the art of painting in Italy during the fifteenth and following centuries : exhibiting, besides many fine productions of the miniaturists, whose names have not been preserved by any biographer, presumed specimens of the early masters, Francesco Squarcione and Giovanni Bellini : and undoubted chef d'oeuvres of Girolamo de' Libri, and his disciple Giulio Clovio, who brought the art to the highest perfection : as also by some other great paintters who lived after Clovio's time : the whole are described in a catalogue, drawn in chronological series by a gentleman well conversant in the history of early Italian art : which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, at his great room, no. 8, King Street, St. James's Square, on Thursday, May 26th, 1825, at one precisely.
- [London] : [Mr. Christie], 
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Date of sale: May 26th, 1825.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated in ink with sale prices for some lots. Number 4 of 50 auction catalogs bound together. The volume bound in contemporary half calf; with the armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick.
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- Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.Celotti, Luigi, approximately 1768-approximately 1846 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.Miniature painting -- Catalogs.Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.Painting, European -- Catalogs.
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