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Christie and Ansell (London, England)

A catalogue of a capital valuable collection of antique marbles, marble statues, bustos, cinerary and offuary urns, basso relievos : vases of fine polished pavonazza, brecchetta, &c. marbles, ditto, unpollished richly ornamented and restored by Cav. G. B. Piranesi : a number of specimens of antient and modern marbles, Tuscan alabaster, vases, large mosaics, bianconero, alabaster, lumacella and smeraldina, marble tables : a great variety of fine Roman bronzes, by Zoffoli, Luigi, &c. : the whole collected in Rome by the late Matt. Nulty, painter and cicherone, thirty years resident in that city : N.B. By permission will be introduced a few lots of ancient and modern sculpture, purchased out of the collection of the late Lord Melcombe : which will be sold by auction, by Mess. Christie and Ansell, at their Great Room, next Cumberland House, Pall Mall, on Thursday the 27th March, 1783, and the following day.

[London] : [Christie and Ansell], [1783]
Physical Description:
12 pages ; 19 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N5257 .D63 1783
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"The seller was Matthew Nulty (d.1778), an Irish antiquary and dealer (lesser known as a painter) who was active in Rome from 1758 until his death. The sale also includes a few lots said to have come from the collection of Lord Melcombe and not owned by Nulty; however these lots are not specified. George Bubb Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, died in 1762."--Getty provenance index database.
English short title catalogue, t161793
Getty provenance index databases, Br-A1350
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 3538
Date of sale: March 27-28, 1783.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated, in ink and graphite, with sale prices for some lots. Bound in contemporary quarter red leather with marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.
Art museums -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Bronzes -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Catalogs.
Dodington, George Bubb, Baron of Melcombe Regis, 1691-1762 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Sculpture -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, European -- Catalogs.
Vases -- Catalogs.
Auction catalogs.

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