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CHRISTIE, MANSON, & CHRISTIE, Messrs.
[Sale catalogue. 1834:03:20]
A catalogue of a collection of fine proofs and early impressions of Sir Robert Strange's works, the property of the late Sir Robert Strange, Bart., and sold by order of the executors, by whose direction all the copper-plates have been recently destroyed, and will be exposed on this occasion; consisting of fine proofs ... fine early impressions of most of the plates, and two complete sets half-bound in russia: which will be sold by auction, by Messrs. Christie, Manson, & Christie, at their Great Room, King Street, St. James's Square, on Thursday, March the 20th, 1834, ...
[London]: [1834].
8 p. ; 25.5 cm. (4°)

Strange was an engraver known for his reproductions of European painting, who fell into disfavour with the Earl of Bute after turning down a poorly recompensed commission to engrave his portrait in 1758.

Copy Notes Prices marked in ink. Tipped in at the front of Strange's A collection of historical prints, engraved from pictures by the most celebrated painters, [1792] (q.v.), i.e. lot 165, 'A Fine Set Of Sir Robert Strange's Works, half bound Russia' which was purchased by Soane for £31 10s. 0d. and is annotated in ink 50 Plates / 37 damaged; lot 166 is also annotatated 37 damaged / more but sold for the same price.

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Reference Number 5598


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