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TRUCHSESS, Joseph, Count (fl. 1802)
Proposals for establishing by subscription a public gallery of pictures in London, the profits accruing from their exhibition and subsequent sale to be divided among the subscribers.
[London]: W. Thorne, printer, [1802].
16 p. ; 26.0 cm. (4º)

Drop-head title with printer's imprint at foot of p. [1]. Signed and dated at end 'Joseph Count Truchsess, ... London, May the 15th, 1802'. Owing to enormous losses in his fortune during the French Revolution, Count Truchsess, Dean of the Cathedral Church of Strasbourg, and Canon of the Chapter of Cologne, was obliged to dispose of his large collection of pictures. The public gallery in London in which he proposed to exhibit his collection would, he claimed, have been the first "National Establishment" of this kind in Great Britain. The subscribers to his scheme would in effect be the proprietors of his pictures and beneficiaries of the profits from their exhibition and subsequent sale. Nothing came of the proposals.

Binding Pamphlet-stitched without wrappers, marbled-paper spine.

Reference Number 3464


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