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Magnificent effects at Fonthill abbey, Wilts. to be sold by auction

William Beckford

Magnificent effects at Fonthill abbey, Wilts. to be sold by auction

by William Beckford

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Published by Christie in (London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Mr. Christie ... on ... October 1, 1822, and nine following days.
ContributionsChristie, Manson & Woods.
The Physical Object
Pagination95 p. ;
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20289204M

Graphical and literary illustrations of Fonthill abbey, Wiltshire: with heraldical and genealogical notices of the Beckford family. ces and plans to remove or counteract the blemishes now part of the building was to have been enclosed by an embattled wall,with a tower gateway, and other architectural appendages: these were tohave extended from the mansion to the north, where a. John Britton Graphical and literary illustrations of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, The ambition to build high, evident in London today, goes back generations, perhaps even to the Tower of Babel. Fonthill Abbey in Wiltshire was a neo-Gothic extravaganza which attracted notoriety and .

The Off The Map competition is a collaboration between the British Library, Crytek and GameCity, the videogame culture festival run in partnership with Nottingham Trent challenges higher education students based in the UK to create videogames inspired by the British Library’s collections, using Crytek’s cutting edge real-time technology CRYENGINE. Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire. View from the South. To William Beckford Esqr the Founder of this Splendid Mansion, the Present Plate is Inscribed. Ref: P/ Date: Series: Havell's Seats Artist: Gastineau, Henry Engraver: Havell, Robert Senior Publisher: R Havell Medium: Aquatint Dimensions: x .

A catalogue of the costly and interesting effects of Fonthill Abbey.. [William Beckford] Advertised for sale by Phillips by auction, but sold privately with the exception of the library (pt. I, [V]-[VI]) to Mr. John Farquhar. Catalogue of the costly and interesting effects of. Reviews. Morrison had lived at Fonthill House, Wiltshire, an extension of part of Fonthill Abbey, built for another prodigal collector, William Beckford, author of the Gothic novel “Vathek.”Author: BEVIS HILLIER.


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Magnificent effects at Fonthill abbey, Wilts. to be sold by auction by William Beckford Download PDF EPUB FB2

Magnificent effects at Fonthill Abbey, Wilts: to be sold by auction by Mr. Christie: on the premises, on Tuesday, October 1,and nine following days (Sunday excepted) beginning each day punctually at twelve o'clock.

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Beckford (William).- - Magnificent Effects at Fonthill Abbey, Wilts, to be sold by auction, by ie Septemand eight following days, contemporary ink signature of ""Miss Heathcote"" at head of title, light foxing, contemporary cloth, § Hamilton Palace Collection. MAGNIFICENT '.

EFFECTS v. * AT FONTHILL ABBEY, WILTS. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. CHRISTIE, ON THE PREMISES, ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMAND BIGHT FOLLOWING DAYS, (SUNDAY EXCEPTED) BEGINNING EACH DAY PUNCTUALLY AT TWELVE O'CLOCK.

The Abbey and Grounds may be Viewed after the 1st of July, by Cards, which. 8 Magnificent Effects at Fonthill Abbey Wilts. To be Sold by auction by Mr Christie on the Premises Wilts. to be sold by auction book Tuesday October I, and Nine Following Days, LUGT.

3x6 and Hereafter called the catalogue. 9 The Unique and Splendid Effects of Fonthill Abbey. Catalogue of the Extensive Assemblage of Costly and Interesting Property.

Magnificent effects at Fonthill Abbey, Wilts: to be sold by auction by Mr. Christie: on the premises, on Tuesday, October 1,and nine following days Author: James Christie. Fonthill Abbey—also known as Beckford's Folly—was a large Gothic Revival country house built between and at Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire, England, at the direction of William Thomas Beckford and architect James Wyatt.

It was built near the site of the Palladian house, later known as Fonthill Splendens, which had been constructed by his father William Beckford. A Catalogue of the magnificent, rare and valuable Library, (of 20, volumes) Which will be sold by Auction, by Mr.

Phillips, at the Abbey on Tuesday, the 9th September and nine following days, on Friday, the 3d of October, and four following days and on Thursday 23d October & four following days Frontispiece. The Unique and Splendid Effects of Fonthill Abbey.

Fonthill Recovered is a new collection about Beckford’s Wiltshire estate edited by Caroline Dakers and published on 18th May by UCL Press in hardcover, paperback or a free online version.

A flyer is available, and the whole book is available for open access download from UCL Press here. Other articles where Fonthill Abbey is discussed: James Wyatt: which the most sensational was Fonthill Abbey (–), Wiltshire.

Initially this was built as a landscape feature, and it eventually developed into an extraordinary home for the arch-Romantic William Beckford, who supervised its design and construction. The great central tower ( feet [82 metres]) collapsed inand. Magnificent Effects at Fonthill Abbey Wilts to be sold by Auction by Mr Christie October 1,lot 43 of fifth day's sale.

Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications,   Fonthill was a rushed job, and an impatient Beckford moved into the unfinished abbey inliving there for 15 years in between extended buying trips on the Continent.

InWilliam Beckford sold the estate to John Farquhar, a gunpowder contractor from Bengal, India. Within 2 years of this sale Fonthill Abbey fell down and Farquhar.

Once Fonthill Abbey was habitable, the remaining contents of Fonthill Splendens were sold off and it was then, much to a lot of peoples anger, demolished. His newly built 'Abbey', about half a mile from Fonthill Splendens, was built and constantly added to over a 30 year period, and was probably one of the first buildings to be built in the.

Inventories: A Catalogue of the Magnificent Effects at Fonthill Abbey, Wilts [ ] sold by Auction by Mr Christie on the premises [ ] October 8 and nine following days.

October 8. Engraved entry ticket to the Fonthill Abbey sale ofmade out to Mrs and Miss Enys and signed by the auctioneer Harry Phillips (ticket no. ), admitting two visitors for any two days of the view, the engraving showing the Eastern Towers of the Abbey with the Central Tower beyond within a Gothick surround, engraved by Thomas Higham after the drawing by the architect Stedman Whitwell.

The Valuable Library of Books in Fonthill Abbey. a Catalogue of the Magnificent Library Also of the Books of Prints, Galleries of Art, Curious Missals and Manuscripts, the Persian and Chinese Drawings, &C.

Which Will Be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Fonthill Abbey. Fonthill Abbey has haunted me since when, as a short-trousered, snake-belted child, I saw its astonishing image reproduced in a dog-eared and tea-stained library book.

I so wanted to see this. Acquired by John Farquhar, as part of the contents of Fonthill Abbey; and sold, Phillips, The Unique and Splendid Effects of Fonthill Abbey,lots and Both caskets purchased by Robert Hume at the above sale on behalf of Robert, 2nd Earl Grosvenor (; later 1st Marquess of.

Remains of Old Fonthill Abbey is a Grade II* listed building in Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire, England. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.To be Sold by Auction, by tt, on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 1st and 2nd,at the Vicarage House, Burbage.

All the neat and useful Household Furniture, pair of handsome Urns, set of Blue Ware, China, Glass, Copper Furnaces, Brewing Utensils, Casks, a good Milch Cow, and other Effects of the ns, quitting Burbage. Fonthill Abbey VR - Duration: Inside the walls of Mont St Michel and interior of his abbey - Duration: Jumbo Jet Recommended for you.

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