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Auction: Auction 15.11.2006
was auctioned on: 15 November 2006
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NASH, John (1752-1835). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton. [London: 1826 or 1827

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$19,112 - US$28,669
Price realised:  £19,200
ca. US$36,696
Lot number 148, Views: 41

NASH, John (1752-1835). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton. [London: 1826 or 1827] Large broadsheets (521 x 405mm). Engraved title and lithographic list of plates. 60 plates comprising: 31 aquatint plates on 28 leaves after A. Pugin and others, printed in colour and finished by hand, including one large folding plate, all mounted on tinted card with gold and double ink-ruled frame. 29 (of 31) duplicate uncoloured etched plates on 26 leaves, printed in outline. (Some light marginal spotting, light marginal dampstains, several card mounts mottled, some light spotting to last three uncoloured plates, folding plate exactly reinforced at fold.) Contemporary dark blue morocco, sides with arms of George IV and decorative border in gilt and blind, gilt spine, crimson endpapers, gilt turn-ins (expertly rebacked preserving original backstrip). FIRST ISSUE OF THIS LAVISH RECORD OF THE BRIGHTON PAVILION. Varying dates of publication are listed: Abbey and Tooley state 1826, whilst the BL catalogue and Summerson's work on Nash say 1827. Nash was largely responsible for adapting Henry Holland's 'Marine Pavilion' for the Prince of Wales. In 1820, George IV (as he had then become) commissioned him to publish a deluxe guide to the palace, intended as a souvenir for illustrious guests. Nash in turn asked his pupil, Augustus Pugin, to undertake illustrations for the book, which took two forms, coloured aquatints which were to resemble the original drawings as closely as possible, and uncoloured outline etchings. This copy is unusual in including all the plates on the plate list, though it lacks the duplicate outlines to plates 7 and 17 called for by Abbey. The plates are on Whatman paper dated 1822-26. Abbey Scenery 62; Tooley 338; Lowndes II 1651.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 15.11.2006
Date of the auction: 15 Nov 2006
Address: Christie's
15 November 2006, London, King Street