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SOTHEBY AND SON, Messrs.
[Sale catalogue. 1836:05:20]
Catalogue of the highly finished and beautiful paintings, in oil and water-colours, of that distinguished and truly talented artist Henry Parke, Esq. deceased, formerly of Dean Street and late of Howland Street. ... Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Sotheby and Son, at their house, Wellington Street, Strand, on Friday, the 20th of May, 1836, ...
[London], J. Davy, printer, [1836].
10, [2] p. ; 21.5 cm. (4°)

Lugt 14366. After abandoning a planned career in law due to a speech impediment, Parke became a pupil in Soane's architectural office (1814--1820), where he was chiefly employed as a draughtsman, working up designs into finished drawings and producing large watercolour perspectives to illustrate Soane's Royal Academy lectures, mostly rendered from engravings in Soane's library. (See David Watkin, Visions of world architecture: John Soane's Royal Academy lecture illustrations, exh. guide, London, Soane Gallery, 2007, cat. nos. 2, 4, 27--8, 30.) Parke is also credited with the design on the reverse of the Gold Medal struck in Soane's honour by the Architects of England and presented to him on 24 March 1835 (q.v.).

Copy Notes Copy 1: Unannotated. Bound last in a collection of sale catalogues of 'Articles Of Virtu', 1833 to 1836. Printed grey paper wrappers retained, the upper wrapper reading 'The Paintings in Oil, and Water-Colour Drawings, of the Late Henry Parke, Esq.'.
Copy 2: Loose pamphlet.

Binding Copy 1: Later C19th half calf, maroon binder's cloth boards. Numbered '23' in a series of sale catalogue volumes.
Copy 2: Stitched in original printed grey paper wrappers as above.

Reference Number 5036


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