Catalogue of pictures at Locko Park.
London, Bemrose & Sons Limited (1901).
4to. (6) + 107 + (1)pp, errata slip, (12) photo plates including portrait frontispiece. Original printed boards, cloth spine (the spine a little rubbed). Twentieth century book label of (Sir) Theodore Brinckman, (Bart.). An unopened copy in fresh condition.
Scarce catalogue of the splendid but little-known collection of paintings at Locko Park, Derbyshire, largely put together on travels in Italy between 1840 and 1865 by William Drury-Lowe (1802-1877), the then owner of the Locko Park estate, and as a result unusually strong in works by artists of the early Italian renaissance. The twentieth century saw a number of disposals from the collection, both by private treaty and in the sale room, and the present catalogue is the only good published record of the collection as a whole. The catalogue’s author, Jean Paul Richter, was an experienced art historian with a specialist knowledge of the artistic and literary works of Leonardo da Vinci, and the catalogue is carefully compiled, offering measurements and verbal descriptions of the 284 items listed, together with comments and suggestions relating to the attribution of the paintings to individual artists.