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WHITE, Mr.
[Sale catalogue. 1801:02:16--17]
A catalogue of the renowned and valuable collection of Italian, Venetian, Flemish, and Dutch pictures, late the property of John Purling, Esq. deceased; ... Including the beautiful picture La Vierge au Peloton, by Guido, well known to have occupied a most distinguished place in the royal collection of France; which will be sold by auction, (by authority of the executors without the least reserve) by Mr White, on the premises, no. 68, Portland Place, on Monday, the 16th of February, 1801, and following day, ...
[London]: printed by Mary Ann Low, Berwick Street, Soho, [1801].
22, [2] p. ; 24.8 cm. (4º)

Lugt 6199; Fredericksen, Index of paintings, I, p. 5 , no.13. Gainsborough painted Purling's portrait in the 1770s. (Victoria and Albert Museum no. P.28--1970). Soane purchased nothing at this sale.

Copy Notes Formerly folded, with the final blank page inscribed in pencil Squibb Saville Passa[-?] (cropped by the binder). Bound (2) with S. Resta's Historical and chronological series of the most eminent painters, 1739 (q.v.) and three other sale catalogues dated 1801 and inserted between earlier boards (see binding description below). A small printed label giving a price of '18s' pasted in on front paste-down; the lower paste-down is inscribed in pencil 0/2.

Binding Without covers. Early C19th gilt-tooled morocco(?) spine, with labels gilt-lettered 'Catalogs Of Pictures &c', later numbered '46' in a series of sale catalogue volumes. Loosely inserted at a later date between C17th red morocco boards originally belonging to a different, unidentified book, with gilt-tooled central panels containing elongated lozenges and corner pieces within elaborate gilt-tooled borders of foliate ornament incorporating hunters and animals, gilt-tooled floral fore-edges. The boards with white paper paste-downs pasted over earlier green paper ones.

Reference Number 1059


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