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TitleSources: Ford Collection and Benjamin Booth papers
DescriptionAt the nucleus of Ford Collection was a collection of Richard Wilson paintings, formed in the 18th Century by Benjamin Booth. According to the Farington Diary (1807-1808) Booth owned 47 painting by Wilson. At Booth's death in 1809, the collection passed to his two daughters and eventually down the family (with some works being dispersed on the way) to Brinsley Ford. Constable consulted the Booth papers in the course of his research for the Wilson publication.

The file includes:
-transcripts of extracts from the Booth family papers
-references to Thomas & Benjamin Booth in various sources
-Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, March 7th to April 5th 1946: Exhibition of the works of art from the Ford Collection, by courtesy of Brinsley Ford. Exeter : Education Committee and governors of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Also includes notes by Brinsley Ford.
-Sale catalogue: Pictures by Richard Wilson, R.A., the property of Captain Richard Ford sold by auction by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods, Friday, June 14, 1929 Christie Manson & Woods: London
-Correspondence with Douglas Cooper, Art Historian and Miss Welsford (Booth's ancestor)

Also includes notes made by Constable.
Date[c1940s-1950s]
LevelFile
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