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BRITISH INSTITUTION FOR PROMOTING THE FINE ARTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
[Catalogue of the works of British artists. 1808]
British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom. Founded, June 4, 1805. Opened, January 18, 1806. ... [Catalogue of the works of British artists. 1808.]
London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1808.
[4], 21, [7] p. ; 24.8 cm. (4º)

Drop-head title at start of catalogue reading 'Catalogue of the Works of British Artists Placed in the Gallery of the British Institution, Pall-Mall, For Exhibition and Sale. 1808'. Catalogue signed 'Valentine Green, A.R.A. Keeper'. Includes a list of subscribers, and an index of exhibitors. At foot of imprint: 'Price Sixpence'. The British Institution was formed in 1805 to 'open a public exhibition for the sale of the productions of British artists, to excite the emulation and exertions of younger artists by premiums, and to endeavour to form a public gallery of the works of British artists, with a few select specimens of each of the great schools.' It held two exhibitions each year, one of the old masters, the other of contemporary art.

Copy Notes Bound (1) in a collection of British Institution catalogues, 1808--1835.

Binding Later C19th half calf, brown ribbed morocco-grain binder's cloth boards, gilt-dotted and blind-ruled spine, black spine-label. Numbered '15' in a series of sale catalogue volumes.

Reference Number 4948


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