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COXE, BURRELL AND FOSTER
[Sale catatalogue. 1804:06:02]
The catalogue of an uncommonly select and highly valuable collection of important pictures and marbles, comprising ... The Apotheosis of Homer, from the Colonna gallery, at Rome. Mosaic tables, porphyry tables, &c. &c. ... the Baptism of the Eunuch, and the Noli Me Tangere, by Claude Lorraine, from the Spada Palace. The famous Paul Veronese, of Venus disarming Cupid, from the Colonna gallery. The Madonna Adolovata [sic], by Titian, and the Madona and Bambino, with an angel, by Guido, the oval picture, from the Falconnieri Palace. The Monte Albanus, and the companion, landscapes by Gaspar Poussin. The Passage of the Red Sea, by Mazzolino di Ferrara: Alexander in the Desart, that master piece of art, by Claude Lorraine, from the Ghigi Palace, &c. &c. ... Which will be sold by auction, by Peter Coxe, Burrell and Foster, at the spacious rooms, late Mr. Bryan's Picture Gallery, Pall Mall, on Saturday the second of June, 1804, ...
[London]: Smeeton, printer, 148, St Martin's Lane, [1804].
12 p. ; 29.2 cm. (4°)

Lugt 6815; Fredericksen, Index of paintings, I, pp. 43--44, sale no. 273. Fredericksen identifies 11 lots in this sale (nos. 60, 62--65, 67, 69 and 71--74) as from the collection of the banker Mr. [Robert?] Sloane, who died in Rome in 1802. The auctioneer's preface, dated May 29, 1804, distinguishes English from French plunder of the art treasures of Italy as follows: 'For though the road to Paris, from Rome and Naples, was lined with French troops to be the escort of their own plunder: the Seas were open to British protection; and freighted with the noblest works, England saw, wafted in her own ships in safety to her own shores, the True Triumph of the Arts, not the "spoils of nations, and the pomp of wars," but the honorable proof of British taste, the reward and purchase of British liberality.' (p. iv).

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Binding Stab-stitched in original blue paper wrappers. Title-page cropped at foot affecting text.

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