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The art world in Britain 1660 to 1735 publishes primary sources and research tools for the study of the arts in late 17th and early 18th century Britain. Launched in 2011 this long-term project will create a large body of transcribed sources that will underpin a biographical dictionary, a topographical index, a calendar of art sales and a database of transactions.  [more...]

25 March 2014: 11,000 auction records added, including pictures of 1st Duke of Portland, prints of 2nd Earl of Oxford & drawings of Baron Somers; sales of architects Kent, Hawksmoor & Wren; several painters' catalogues.  [more...]

20 December 2013: Landmark catalogues of 18th century art collectors, including Jonathan Richardson, Dr Richard Mead, the 2nd Earl of Oxford and Charles Jervas are published.  [more...]

29 July 2013: 39,000 late 17th & early 18th cent. auction records are published, with a list of all known auction bidders, and details of over 200 dealers & auctioneers active in this period.  [more...]

15 March 2013: A large group of late 17th cent. financial papers, correspondence and diaries are published, including accounts of the Earls of Salisbury and Bedford, and four of Charles Beale's notebooks.  [more...]

14 Dec 2012: The papers of one of the great early 18th century art collectors, the 10th Earl of Derby, provide important new detail about the London art world of the 1720s. Also newly published are 18 sale catalogues.  [more...]

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