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CHRISTIE, James, the younger (1771--1831)
[Sale catalogue. 1830:03:12]
A catalogue of a small but very interesting assemblage of pictures, as also, some plaster casts, a fine copy from the head of the Laocoon, some books of architecture and prints; the property of J. Paine, Esq., architect, (deceased); ... which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, at his Great Room, 8, King Street, St. James's Square, on Friday, March the 12th, 1830, ...
[London, 1830].
8 p. ; 28.0 cm. (4º)

Lugt 12266. Lots 21, 22, 24 & 25 comprised, respectively, Nicholas Stone's account book, his office notebook and sketchbooks by his sons Henry (d. 1653) and Nicholas (d. 1647), now in the Soane Museum. For details of the provenance of these crucial documents in the history of English memorial sculpture and an annotated transcription of the account book and notebook, see W.L. Spiers, 'The Note-book and Account Book of Nicholas Stone', The Walpole Society, VII (1919), pp. 35--7. For the sketchbooks see SM, Concise catalogue of drawings, vols 92 and 93.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting pp. 5--6. Bound in a collection of sale catalogues, 1827--1835. With the prices (totalling £33 2s.) paid for lots 21, 22, 24 & 25 inscribed in ink over erased pencil. A note in the same hand states that these lots were bought by Mr Tiffin [?] (possibly the printseller W.B. Tiffin), who must either have been acting for Soane at the sale, or have been persuaded to part with them by private treaty sometime afterwards. The latter alternative is perhaps more likely as Soane's accounts show that he in fact paid £34 15s. - i.e. £1 13s. more than the apparent hammer price recorded here.

Binding Recent half goatskin.

Reference Number 2932


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