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SALES

The only known portrait of Josiah Wedgwood by John Flaxman, a wax portrait in color, 3 × 4 in. in original frame, is offered for sale by N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., of New Milford, Conn. Black and white reproduction in Antiques, March 1974, p. 472.

Recent auctions include the following items* (Our thanks to Thomas Minnick for these items. For more information on Blake sales, see the article by Robert Essick in the next issue. Eds.) :

Sotheby’s, 15-16 October 1973: rare books from the collection of Robert Gathorne-Hardy, former partner in the firm of Elkin Mathews Ltd., and a botanist, novelist, poet, biographer, and printer. Three important Blake items: Job engravings, complete, to Bertram Rota for £1,650; Hayley’s Ballads (1805), to Quaritch for £85; and Night Thoughts with Blake engravings (1797), to Korn for £420. (For more on this sale, see Robert Essick’s article, “Blake in the Marketplace 1972-73,” in the next issue. Eds.)

Christie’s, 6 December 1973: Fuseli, “Woman seated by a window: Evening thou bringest all,” pen-and-tusche lithograph, 1802. Reproduced in Apollo, November 1973, p. 36.

Christie’s, 30 January 1974: John Varley, “Tegwin Ferry with Snowdon in the distance,” watercolor, 8 1/4 × 12 3/4 in., 1826. Reproduced in Apollo, January 1974, p. 21.

Sotheby’s, 20 March 1974: George Richmond, self-portrait, oil, 15 1/2 × 15 1/2 in. Reproduced in Apollo, March 1974, p. 141. Samuel Palmer, oil portrait of Christ. Reproduced in Apollo, March 1974, p. 96.

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