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King, Thomas

A catalogue of a capital collection of prints, the work of that incomparable artist Wenceslaus Hollar : formed at a considerable degree of expense by the late John Towneley, Esq. ... : and abounding throughout in valuable proofs and curious variations : particularly comprising his extremely rare British Portraits and typography ... : containing eleven plates more than are generally known to be in existence : together with a matchless collection of drawings in colours, of natural history, inimitably executed by Hollar : ... which will be sold at auction by Mr. King, at his Great Room, No. 38, King Street, Covent Garden on Tuesday, the 26th day of May, 1818, and four following days, at twelve o'clock.

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At head of title: Towneley collection of Hollar's

[London] : [Mr. King], [1818]
[London] : Printed by W. Smith, King-street, Seven Dials,
Physical Description:
[4], 44 pages ; 24 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 16 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 9397
Date of sale: May 26-30, 1818.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated in ink with sale prices and buyers' names for all lots. The volume bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.
Art -- Private collections.
Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
England -- London.
Etching -- Private collections -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Etching -- Private collections.
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677.
Portraits -- Private collections -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Portraits -- Private collections.
Portraits, British -- Catalogs.
Portraits, British.
Prints, British -- Catalogs.
Prints, European -- Catalogs.
Towneley, John, 1731-1813 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Towneley, John, 1731-1813.
Auction catalogs.
Smith, William (Printer and stationer), printer.

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