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Langford, Mr. (Abraham), 1711–1774

A catalogue of the genuine and capital collection of pictures, by the most celebrated masters, of that late great and learned physician, Doctor Richard Mead, deceased : which (by order of the executors) will be sold by auction, by Mr. Langford, at his house in the Great Piazza, Covent-Garden, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 20th, 21st, and 22d of this instant March 1754 : the said collection will be exhibited to publick view from Monday the 18th instant, till the time of sale, which will begin punctually each day at twelve-o'clock : catalogues of which may be had gratis, at Mr. Langford's in the Great Piazza aforesaid : conditions of sale as usual.

[London] : [Abraham Langford], [1754]
Physical Description:
8 pages ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 1 no. 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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"There are two versions of this catalogue: the sale catalogue and a later (1755) publication of the paintings in the sale. The difference is that the later publication listed the paintings in a different order, with no lot numbers, and included additional description information. The paintings were grouped by genre in the publication: Portraits, Landscapes and Sea-Pieces, Architecture (which included landscapes with architecture and ruins), Flowers and Fruit, Animals, and Histories (which included genre scenes). This note was included in the first description in the later publication: 'N.B. The verses added to some of these Portraits were written by Dr. Mead, and inscribed under those which adorned his Gallery. Where the sizes are not mentioned, it must be understood that they are Heads only of the size of Life.'"--Getty provenance index databases.
Signatures: A⁴.
Title from cover.
160 lots.
English short title catalogue, T30286
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-A479
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 830
Date of sale: March 20-22, 1754.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated in ink with the sale prices for all lots. Number 1 of 61 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, 1823.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.
Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Mead, Richard, 1673-1754 -- Art Collections -- Catalogs.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Painting, British -- Catalogs.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.

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