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Creator:
Skinner and Co. (London, England)
Title(s):

A catalogue of the Portland Museum : lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased : which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Skinner and Co. on Monday the 24th of April, 1786 ...

Published/Created:
[London] : Catalogues may now be had on the premises, and of Mr. Skinner and Co ..., [1786]
Physical Description:
viii, [1], 4-194 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 26 cm. (4vo)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QH70.G72 P67 1786+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
QH70.G72 P67 1786a+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Nancy H. Bartels
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN X348 S620 1786/4/24 Copy 1: With the "No." on t.p., left blank. Inscribed: Georgina Mary Anne Port. Windsor April 1786. Copy 2: With the "No." on t.p., with "1006" in ms. Bound with: Skinner and Co. A marked catalogue containing the lots, what each respectively sold for, and the names of the purchasers. London : Printed for Kearsley ... Walker ... Sewell ... Flexney ... Robson ... and Egerton ..., 1786.
Frontispiece engraved by Charles Grignion; after Edward Francis Burney.
Signatures: pi⁴ A-2A⁴.
At foot of titlepage: "No.", the actual number to be inserted in MS.; a variant is without "No." at the foot of the titlepage.
A price list entitled 'A marked catalogue containing the lots' was published in the same year.
The present sale catalog, and the image depicted in its frontispiece, served as the primary point of reference for "Promiscuous assemblage, friendship & the order of things: an installation by Jane Wildgoose in celebration of the friendship between Mrs. Delany & the Duchess Dowager of Portland." The installation accompanied the exhibition "Mrs. Delany and Her Circle" (Yale Center for British Art and Sir John Soane's Museum, 2009-2010).
ESTC T28783
Selected exhibitions: "Promiscuous assemblage, friendship & the order of things" (Yale Center for British Art, 24 September 2009-3 January 2010).
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary quarter calf with marbled boards. Armorial bookplates: Wm. Simonds Higgs and Baron Northwick. No. 1277 (completed in ms. on title page). Includes an added engraving of the Portland Vase printed in blue, tipped in at end.
BAC: British Art Center has an additional unbound copy of the frontispiece (QH70.G72 P67 1786a+).
Subject Terms:
Art objects -- Catalogs -- Early works to 1800.
Auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs -- Early works to 1800.
Booksellers' catalogs -- England -- London -- Early works to 1800.
Higgs, Wm. Simonds -- Bookplate.
Mr. Skinner and Co. -- Publisher.
Natural history -- Catalogs and collections -- Early works to 1800.
Northwick, Baron -- Bookplate.
Portland Museum -- Catalogs -- Early works to 1800.
Portland, Georgina Mary Anne -- Autograph, 1786.
Portland, Margaret Cavendish Holles Harley Bentinck, Duchess of, 1715-1785 -- Library -- Catalogs.
Shells -- Catalogs and collections -- Early works to 1800.
Wildgoose, Jane, associated name.
Zoological specimens -- Catalogs and collections -- Catalogs -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Auction catalogues -- England -- London -- 1786.
Engravings -- 1786.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1786.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810, engraver.
Burney, Edward Francis, 1760-1848, illustrator.
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