56 photogravure plates. 3 p.l.,  pp. Very large & thick heavy folio, orig. half crimson morocco & marbled boards (joint expertly repaired), spine gilt. New York: Privately Printed [at Witherspoon & Co.], 1926. Privately printed catalogue limited to 100 numbered copies with superb illustrations; printed on fine thick paper. "Clarence Hungerford MacKay (1874-1938), was an art collector, patron, businessman, philanthropist, chairman of the board of the Postal Telegraph and Cable Corporation, president of Mackay Radio, and son of the silver magnate, John W. Mackay (1831-1902)… "Mackay collected Italian paintings and sculpture, Flemish Tapestries, armor, firearms, swords, and cassoni. Among other artists, Mackay owned work by Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Francesco Francia, Pietro Lombardo, Sebastian Mainardi, Alesso Baldovinetti, Pisanello, and Matteo di Giovanni… "The bulk of Mackay's collection was sold in an auction via Jacque Seligman Galleries. Prior to his death, Mackay sold Raphael's Agony in the Garden and Mantegna's Adoration of the Shepherds to the Metropolitan Art Museum in 1933. In 1935, Mackay sold Samuel Kress Duccio's The Calling of St. Peter and St. Andrew and seven paintings by Sassetta to the National Gallery in London."-Directory for the History of American Collecting, The Frick Collection. Very good copy; tear (not touching text) to leaf describing the marriage chest from a Perugian workshop. (Inventory #: 6068)
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