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Christie, James

Born: 1730 AD
Died: 1803 AD

1730 – James Christie was born in London.

1766 – Art auction firm founded by James Christie in London.

         – Christie became the friend of such artists and craftsmen as Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and Thomas Chippendale,

         – His premises became a gathering place for collectors, dealers, and fashionable society.

         – His knowledge of valuable art was reflected in the types of transactions

1803 – Died in London.