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CATALOGUE

OF THE

ART TREASURES

OF THE

UNITED KINGDOM.

COLLECTED AT

MANCHESTER IN 1857.

[ PROVISIONAL ]

PRICE ONE SHILLING.

BRADBURY AND EVANS,

PRINTERS TO THE MANCHESTER ART TREASURES EXHIBITION,

WHITEFRIARS, LONDON.

ADVERTISEMENT.

Tue Works of Art contained in this Exhibition are divided into

the following sections, viz. :

1. PAINTINGS BY ANCIENT MASTERS.
2. PAINTINGS BY MODERN MASTERS.
3. BRITISH PORTRAIT GALLERY.
4. COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL MINIATURES.
5. MUSEUM OF ORNAMENTAL ART.
6. SCULPTURE.
7. WATER-COLOUR DRAWINGS.
8. ENGRAVINGS.
9. PHOTOGRAPHS.

1. The FIRST DIVISION, comprising the WORKS OF THE ANCIENT MASTERS, is contained in Saloons A, B, and C, on the south side of the building; commences at the end of the South Gallery, adjoining to the Transept, and proceeds in chronological order towards the Grand Entrance. The division is continued in Saloon H, containing the contribution of the Marquis of Hertford, and other paintings, chiefly by foreign artists. This part of the Exhibition, with the arrangement of the pictures therein, and the compilation of the catalogue thereof, has been placed under the superintendence of George Scharf, Jun., Esq., F.S.A.

2. THE SECOND DIVISION, comprising the Works of Modern Masters, is contained in Saloons D, E, F, and the intervening vestibules. This Division commences at the east end of the North Gallery with the works of deceased Masters, and proceeds through Saloon E to Saloon F, adjoining the Transept, to those of Living Masters. The arrangement of the Second Division has been entrusted to A. L. Egg, Esq., A.R.A.

3. The GALLERY OF BRITISI PORTRAITS on each side of the Central Hall has been entirely collected and arranged by Peter Cunningham, Esq., F.S.A., who has also had the charge of arranging and editing the Catalogue of the Exhibition.

4. The COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL MINIATURES in the South Transept Gallery has been collected and arranged by Mr. Cunningham.

5. The MUSEUM OF ORNAMENTAL ART occupies the Central Hall as far as the Transepts, and comprises the British Museum and Marlborough House mediæval wealth ; also the celebrated Soulages Collection, purchased for this Exhibition, and now the property of the Executive Committee. This department has been arranged, and the materials of the catalogue furnished, by J. B. Waring, Esq., assisted by Messrs. Redford, Dudley, and Chaffers.

The Meyrick or Goodrich Court Collection of Armoury (part of the Museum) extends nearly to the Transept, and has been arranged under the advice of J. R. Planché, Esq., Rouge Croix, to whom the Executive Committee are indebted for the general description of this part of their Exhibition.

The collection of Indian and Chinese Tapestry, Furniture, &c., contributed by Her Majesty the Queen, the Honourable East India

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