British Gallery of Pictures Act 1820

Cited as1820 c. lxxxix
JurisdictionEngland & Wales
British Gallery of Pictures Act 1820

(1 Geo. 4) c. lxxxix

An Act to extend and amend an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of His late Majesty, to enable Peltro William Tomkins, Engraver, to dispose of his Collection of Paintings, Drawings, and Engravings, together with several Copies of certain Books therein mentioned, and the Lease of the Premises called The British Gallery of Pictures, by way of Lottery.

[24th July 1820]

ANNO PRIMO GEORGII IV. REGIS. Cap. lxxxix. An Act to extend and amend an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of His late Majesty, to enable Peltro William Tomkins, Engraver, to dispose of his Collection of Paintings, Drawings, and En gravings, together with several Copies of certain Books therein mentioned, and the Lease of the Premises called The British, Gallery of Pictures, by way of Lottery. [24th July 1820.] W HEREAS by an Act made in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, inti tuled An Act to enable Peltro William Tomkins of New 57G.3.c.6U Bond Street, in the City of Westminster, Engraver to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, to dispose of his Collections of Paintings, Drawings, and Engravings, together with several Copies of certain Books therein mentioned, and the Lease of the Premises called The British Gallery of Pictures, by may of Lottery; it was amongst other things enacted, that it should be lawful for the said Peltro William Tomkins, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, to sell and dispose of the said Collection of Paintings, Drawings, and Engrav ings, and the several Pieces composing the same, together with the Copies of Thomson'% Seasons, and the British Gallery of Pictures, in Two Series therein mentioned, and also the Lease of the Premises Number Fifty-four, in New Bond Street, by way of Chance, without being liable to any Penalty or Forfeiture imposed by any Act of [Local~] 28 G Parliament, 2510 IGEORGII IV. Cap.lxxxix. Parliament, subject only to the Terms, Provisoes, and Restrictions therein-after mentioned; and whereby it was further enacted, that the Money to be raised thereby should not exceed the Sum of One hundred and four thousand two hundred, and sixty-five Pounds, and that the Number of Tickets should not exceed in the whole Thirty-three iihpusand one hundred, to be divided into Two Series of Numbers, ^each ^eries to consist of Sixteen thousand five hundred and fifty Numbers," being from Number One to Sixteen thousand five hundred and fifty inclusive, and that One of the afore-mentioned Series should be printed in Red, from Copper-plate, and that the other Series should be printed in Black, ^and that each of the said respective Tickets should bear the. Price of Three Guineas, and be signed by. One or more of the Trustees to the said Lottery, as thereinafter named; and also that the sa|d Collection^should be divided and ajfojted Recording to, the Schedule to the said Act annexed, ?and that the Sixteen thousand five hundred and fifty Prizes therein mentioned should be determined by the Drawing of any State Lottery that should consist of Sixteen thousand five hundred and fifty Tickets or upwards, arid that should be drawn in London between the First Day of August then next and the First Day of December One thousand eight hundred and twenty, in pursuance of any Act or Acts of Parliament that might be thereafter passed for that Purpose, if any such should be passed; and if more /tfran^Qne such Lottery should be appointed by any such Act or Acts to be drawn within such Period, then by _sujh p/ the jsajd Lo,tterje as should ;be chosen by the s.ajd Peltfb WMflm...

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