Earl of Bute 1713-1792
judicious connoisseur
but not unpatriotic

Bute's Marine Collection
Brooking 7
Van de Velde 7
Monamy 6
Stork 5
Scott 3
T Allen 3
Canaletti 2
Paton 2
B.Peters 2
C Van de Velde 2
Vetringa 2
De Vlieger 2

Sale Prices
Lot
2
3
4
5
6
7
14
17
18
19
20
21
22
25
31
63
Painter
Scott
Scott
Monamy
Monamy
Monamy
Scott
Monamy
Brooking
Brooking
Brooking
Brooking
Brooking
Brooking
Monamy
Brooking
Monamy
.s.d
2/12/6
2/2/0
2/0/0
2/15/0
1/11/6
5/15/6
3/5/0
3/13/6
4/6/0
7/10/0
7/0/0
5/5/0
11/0/6
4/10/0
3/3/0
7/7/0
Buyer
Anderson
Sumner
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Chatfield
Comyns
Levy
Goldwin
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Levy
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Dirmer
Anderson
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Young

Price Analysis
Painter
Brooking
Monamy
Scott
Lots
7
6
3
Total
41/4/0
21/8/6
10/10/0
Average
5/17/1
3/11/5
3/10/0

Since the paintings can't be identified, this analysis doesn't mean much. Still, it shows that on March 19th 1796 Brooking's stock stood well above Monamy or Scott. Almost within three weeks of the sale, Laurie & Whittle had trimmed the name off their plate of an engraving after Monamy, inserted the name of Brooking, and published it, on 12th April.

The unevenness of the paintings attributed to Monamy is also apparent, since the prices range from the lowest, at 1-11-6, reaching up to 7 guineas, which is well above the 5-15-6 highest price for a Scott.