Manuscript inventory of 'Select Books' of drawings by the army officer and artist Lieut-Col. Robert Batty, with part of printed auction catalogue, containing his collection of paintings, priced.

Lieut-Col. Robert Batty (1789-1848), English army officer and artist, son-in-law of John Barrow, Secretary of the Admiralty.
Publication details: 
Manuscript inventory: dated June 1919. Printed auction catalogue: Christie, Manson and Woods, London, 1887.
SKU: 13663

Both items in fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. Item One: Pencil inventory of 'RB | Select Books' - i.e. volumes of drawings by Richard Batty, dated June 1919. 3pp., 8vo, with separate inventory on last page headed 'Book of Engravings | In Drawing Room'. Bifolium. The first item in the list of 'Select Books' reads 'no Cover 1817 April Lyons Genoa Florence Rome (May) to 24 June'. Last entry on p.3: '1832 IV, thick 26 Decr Dawlish & 23 Jany | Coaxden [sic] Hall May 23 | Chard Torquay (July) Plymouth Falmouth | Lands End St Michaels M[oun]t 15 July 1833'. Item Two: Part of printed 'Catalogue of a Collection of Modern Pictures and Water-colour Drawings, the property of Mrs. Harrington, Deceased, Late of 64, Porchester Terrace; Also, Pictures and Drawings, from the Collection of the late Samuel Gaskell, Esq., Of Church House, Oatlands Park, and others, formerly the Property of the late Lieut.-Colonel Batty, Grenadier Guards, F.R.S.; which Will be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods, At their Great Rooms, 8 King Street, St. James's Square, On Tuesday, March 22, 1887, At one o'clock precisely. [London: William Clowes & Sons]' Pp.1-4 and 13-15 only, on the two loose outer bifoliums of the catalogue. Featuring lots 135-156 (pp.13-15), which are headed: 'The following were formerly the Property of the late Lieut.-Colonel Robert Batty, Grenadier Guards, F.R.S.' Prices of 'Sold' items are given in manuscript to the left of the lots, with what may be the reserves given to the right. Lot 151 sold for the most, £110 5s 0d: 'A. VAN DER NEER | A Frozen Canal Scene'. Next highest were lots 149 and 150, which sold together for £30 9s 0d: 'W. VAN DE VELDE | 149 The Dutch Fleet under Van Tromp in the "Golden Lion" defeating the English in the Channel | 150 The English Burning the Dutch Fleet in the Texel - the companion | From Lord Gwydr's Collection'. From the Batty/Barrow (John Barrow, promoter of Arctic voyages) family papers.