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Batt, John Thomas, 1746–1831
Valuation of pictures at the Grainge : manuscript.
Additional Title(s):
Docket title: Val. of the pictures by Sir Jas. Wright who put a most extravegant price on them.
England, 1786-1787.
Physical Description:
1 item (10 pages) ; 24 x 19 cm. + accompanying material
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N5247 .N67 1786+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
Robert Henley, the first earl of Northington, was born 1708 and died 1772. He was appointed Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain in 1761 and a member of the Whig Party in Parliament. His grandfather, Sir Robert Henley, who was the Master of the Court of the King's Bench, commissioned William Samwell from 1664 to 1673 to build the Northington Grange. The house was owned by the Henley family from 1662-1787.
Title transcribed from the head of the manuscript.
Accompanied by two additional manuscripts. One titled "State of sales of Lord Northington estate," dated April 14, 1787, is a post-auction report by John Thomas Batt of what had been sold and what remains to be sold with respective prices. The other "Letter of attorney from Lady Bridget Tollemache and other [illegible] of Lord Northington to Mr. Batt + Mr. Woodcock, 24 July 1786," in an unidentified hand, signed by Bridget Tollemache, Jane Aston, Willoughby Aston, and Mary Countess Ligonier, appointing John Thomas Batt as their attorney for matters related to the sale of the estate and effects belonging to Robert, late earl of Northington.
Accompanied by a printed auction catalog, "Particulars, and conditions of sale, of several very valuable manors, advowsons, and freehold estates ... consisting of the extensive manors of Northington, Totford, Swarraton, and Godsfield, the Grainge Manor, and Lordship of Serveton otherwise Swarroughton; and the noble and superb mansion called the Grainge, ... and the very desirable Manor of Bradley, ... also, the advowson of the rectory of Bradley, ... which will be sold by auction, by Mr. W. Young, on Wednesday, the 11th of April, 1787, at twelve o' clock, at Garraway's coffee-house, 'Change-Alley, London, in two lots, by order of the co-heiresses of the Right Hon. the Earl of Northington, deceased."
Manuscript catalog, undated, in the hand of John Thomas Batt, of paintings at the Northington Grainge, organized by room. Each painting is listed with a brief description and their respective price in a marginal column. Some of the descriptions also indicate an artist name, including Sir Godfrey Kneller, Holbein, Dobson, Salvatore Rosa, Rembrandt, Annibale Carracci, Anthony Van Dyck, Leonardo da Vinci, Andrea del Sarto, Giulio Romano, and Rubens, among others.
Subject Terms:
Batt, John Thomas, 1746-1831.
Carracci, Annibale, 1560-1609.
Cignani, Carlo, 1628-1719.
Dobson, William, 1611-1646.
Grange, The (Northington, England)
Holbein, Hans, 1460-1524.
Kneller, Godfrey, Sir, 1646-1723.
Lely, Peter, 1618-1680.
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Maratti, Carlo, 1625-1713.
Northington, Robert Henley, Earl of, 1708?-1772 -- Art collections
Painting -- Private collections -- Catalogs.
Painting -- Private collections -- Great Britain.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
Romano, Giulio, 1499-1546.
Rosa, Salvatore, 1615-1673.
Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.
Sarto, Andrea del, 1486-1530.
Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641.
Velde, Willem van de, 1633-1707.
Legal documents.
Auction catalogs.

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