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A Catalogue Of A Valuable Assemblage Of Casts, From some of the most celebrated antique Groups and Statues, in the different galleries on the Continent and in this Country; the Venere Vincitrice of Canova, presented by that Sculptor to Sir Thomas Lawrence; a rare set of Reliefs from the Pilasters of B. Bandinelli; Flaxman's Shield of Achilles; some Marble Fragments and Models; a Dejeuné, and Clock, of Sèvres Porcelain; and the Painting Implements and Colours: Also Some Gold, Silver, And Copper Medals, The Property Of Sir Thomas Lawrence, Late President Of The Royal Academy, Deceased; Which Will be Sold by Auction, By Mr. Christie, On The Premises, No. 65, Russell Square, On Tuesday, July the 6th, 1830, At One O'Clock Precisely. - May be viewed Saturday and Monday preceding, with Catalogues, at 1s. each, to be had on the Premises, and at Mr. Christie's Office, 8, King Street, St. James's Square.

Christie's (London)

RA Collection: Book

Record number




[London:: Christie's,, 1830.]

Physical Description

11, [1] p.; 255 mm. (Quarto.)


[T.p.] - Conditions Of Sale - [Catalogue].

Summary Note

The Catalogue lists 160 items. Thomas Lawrence had been a notable collector, especially of drawings. His collection of architectural casts was left to the Royal Academy.

Copy Note

Interleaved throughout with ruled sheets, inscribed in ink with the prices of the items, the total reached on the day of sale (£701.2.6) and names of buyers.

With this is bound a thirteen-leaf manuscript, entitled, 'Catalogue Of A Collection Of Architectural And Other Casts Late The Property Of Sir Thomas Lawrence Decd. These Casts were taken principally from the beautiful Marble Specimens at Rome, and are facsimiles of the ornaments of the most celebrated Buildings now remaining in the Fora &c &c. as well as from those Fragments discovered at various times, and placed in the Museum of the Capitol and Vatican, together with parts of Candelabra, Altars, Pedestals, Cippi, &c. &c. in those and other private Collections.'

Binding Note

19th-century calf; rebacked in 20th century retaining earlier spine-piece and red and green morocco spine labels lettered 'Lawrence's Pictures Drawings Prints Casts &c.' and '1830.' Bound with eight others.

Name as Subject


Casts (sculpture) - Sculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - Copies (derivative objects) - Europe - History
Collections - Auctions - Great Britian - 19th century
Sales catalogues - Auction catalogues - Great Britain - London - 19th century