You are here: CollectionsOnline / Search Results
A catalogue of that magnificent and truly valuable collection of pictures, the productions of the great artists of the British school, known as the collection of The Shakspeare Gallery, formed under the spirited directions, and with unbounded expence, by those distinguished promoters of the fine arts, the Messrs. Boydell's. ... Among the spirited performances of living genius, are the King Lear, by Mr. West, and various by Barry, Northcote, Opie, Tresham, Fuseli, Hoppner, Smirke, Stophard, Peters, Rigaud, Westall, Boydell, A. Kauffman, and that admirable set of cabinet pictures, The Seven Ages by Mr. Smirke; basso relievos, by the Hon. Mrs. Damer; and the grand alto relievo, the Apothesis of Shakspeare, by the late Thomas Banks, Esq. R. A. ... The whole will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, on the premises, on Friday, May 17, 1805, and two following days, ... by order of the proprietor, without reserve. ...