The sale of the second portion of the great collection of pictures and works of decorative art belonging to the Duke of Hamilton, and brought from Hamilton Palace, in Scotland, was conducted by Messrs. Christie, Manson, and Woods, at their rooms in King-street, St. James's-square, on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday last. The amount realised on the first day was £26,802; the second day, £30,301; and the third day, £31,532. On Saturday, many fine pictures by the Italian masters were sold; and six of these, good examples of Titian, Tintoretto, Andrea Mantegna, and Botticelli, were bought for the National Gallery, by Mr. Burton, the Director, and by two of the trustees, Mr. Howard and Mr. Gregory, at very moderate prices. We shall give some further Illustrations of this collection, and of Hamilton Palace.
Source: The Illustrated London News, July 1, 1882, p.