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FAREBROTHER, Mr., auctioneer
[Sale catalogue. 1802:05:22]
A catalogue of a most superb, valuable and matchless collection of antient stained glass ... the whole recently imported from the continent. To be sold by auction, (without reserve) by Mr. Farebrother, at Mess. Blades and Hermon's Great Room, No. 25, Conduit Street, Bond Street, on Saturday, the 22d of May, 1802, ...
[London]: Smith, printer, [1802]
6 p. ; 28.1 cm. (4º)

Not in Lugt. Soane was a major purchaser at the sale, buying no less than ten of the 62 lots offered for a total of £24 1s. 0d. Eight of the lots appear to correspond to panels now in the Brocas Chapel of St James's Church in Bramley. See Michael Peover, 'Stained glass in the Brocas Chapel of St James's Church, Bramley, and the Farebrother sales catalogues of 1802', in Sandra Coley (ed.), The stained glass collection of Sir John Soane's Museum (The Journal of Stained Glass, special issue vol. XXVII, 2004), pp. 90--106, where the text of the first day's sale is reproduced. Soane had previously worked for Mrs Brocas at Wokefield, Berkshire in 1789 (P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, Aldershot, 1999 , p. 179). The catalogue of a second sale of stained glass by Farebrother held on 3 June is also in the Soane Museum (q.v.).

Copy Notes Copy 1: The lots that interested Soane have been marked up in this copy first in pencil to indicate his maximum bids and subsequently in ink, by another hand, to show all the prices reached and, in a few cases, the name of a successful rival. Final page inscribed in pencil I have only marked the above / for choice and, in another hand, Mrs. Brocas will thank Mr Soane / to let her know this Eveng or tomorrow Morng / [rest cropped by binder]. Bound after copy 2 as item 12 in a collection of sale catalogues, 1784--1823.
Copy 2: Unannotated. Bound before copy 1.

Binding Recent half goatskin, binder's cloth boards.

Reference Number 2229


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