Collecting Private Collection Catalogues


Collecting Private Collection Catalogues
Over the last forty years Charles Sebag-Montefiore has formed a library devoted to the history of collecting.  It comprises privately printed and publicly published catalogues of private collections of paintings, drawings sculpture and other works of art, auction catalogues and related manuscript material.  He is the joint author of The British as Art Collectors (2012) and the author of A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801-1924, a Study of the Art Market in Nineteenth-Century London (Roxburghe Club, 2013). He is a Trustee of the National Gallery, Treasurer of the Friends of the National Libraries, the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust, the Walpole Society and of other charities. He was a Trustee of the Samuel Courtauld Trust (1992-2007) and of the Art Fund (2000-2011).

The seminar took place at 6pm on 10th June 2014 at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. 

The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month. The seminars are free and open to the public. There is no need to book and all are very welcome.