Dulwich Picture Gallery II

RKD STUDIES

Archival material

(chronological)

List of Pictures to be sold, early 1790s

Dulwich College Archive, ms. no. XVI, Desenfans and Bourgeois Papers 1787–1810, no. 9

[f. 21], in the hand of N. J. Desenfans: ‘Pictures to be sold, arranged according to the rooms in which they were hung, with prices attached; no date [370 pictures]. See

Warner 1881, p. 220, no. 9 (no transcript)

Insurance 1804 Dulwich College Archive, ms. no. XVI, Desenfans and Bourgeois Papers 17871810

[f. 49r]: ‘To be insured at the Fire Insurance Office the following Pictures the Property of Noel Desenfans Esq. at his houses Nos. 38 & 39 Charlotte St. Portland Place London July 6th 1804 & supposed to be painted by the following Masters and valued as index’, transcript in Warner 1881, pp. 223–7 [124 pictures]

Britton 1813

Dulwich College Archive: J. Britton, ‘A Brief Catalogue of Pictures, Late the Property of Sir Francis Bourgeois, R.A. with the sizes and the proportions of the Pictures’, ms. dated May 14, 1813 [369 pictures]

Denning 1858

DPG archive: S. P. Denning, ‘A Catalogue of the Dulwich Gallery’, ms; unfoliated; picture numbers up to no. 366, including a list of works of reference and a list of artists’ names

Denning 1859

DPG archive: S. P. Denning [assisted by the Rev Stephen Denning], ‘MS. of a new catalogue of the pictures in the Dulwich Gallery’, ms; unfoliated; picture numbers up to no. 202 [essentially a neater version of Denning 1858]


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