24 pp. 8vo (199 x 125 mm.), late 19th-cent. aubergine calf-backed marbled boards (spine a little rubbed), spine gilt. [Paris]: Charriot & Paillet, 1821.
A rare auction catalogue of paintings, drawings, prints, and miscellaneous curiosities; we locate no copy in North America. The Avertissement explains that the owner of the present collection purchased most of these items in the course of his travels and a number of drawings and studies were acquired directly from a “Mr. Deboissieu” (noted on the title-page), presumably the artist Jean Jacques de Boissieu (1736-1810). Paillet, this sale’s expert, also underscores that this collector purchased many pieces from the artists themselves...
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24 pp. 8vo (199 x 125 mm.), late 19th-cent. aubergine calf-backed marbled boards (spine a little rubbed), spine gilt. [Paris]: Charriot & Paillet, 1821.
Offset printed black & white illus. throughout. Leporello format (162 x 112 mm. closed, fully extends to 2.5 meters), stiff paper boards, printed pictorial label on upper board. Rochester: Visual Studies Workshop, 1986.
One of Smith’s works in leporello format, featuring a poem by the artist; printed offset in an edition of 300 and signed by the artist on the title-page. This work is dedicated to the book artist Philip Zimmerman.
In his auto-bibliography 200 Books, Smith (b. 1938) explains the origin of this piece, “I was not speaking of snow, but the snow job of governments spouting the safety of nuclear power plants. I....
Eight leaves, each leaf larger by 1/2” from the previous. 8vo (202 x 148 mm.), orig. leather-backed boards, stitching on spine, title printed on upper cover. [From colophon]: Rochester: Visual Studies Workshop, 1985.
An uncommon visual and interactive poem by the celebrated book artist Keith A. Smith (b. 1938), bound by the artist and printed offset in a numbered edition of 200, signed by the artist on the colophon page. Like Book 107, the intricate structure of overlapping text on each leaf requires repeated manipulation of the book and the pages.
Smith writes in his auto-bibliography 200 Books (2000), “[The] text is a poem written for my...
24 pp. 8vo (207 x 131 mm.), modern cream cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1824.
A very scarce auction catalogue issued by the prolific expert Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824). Lugt is able to identify the seller only as a “Grabit” or “Grabiet” from Lyon. 111 lots, including prints by Bervic, Desnoyers, Johannot, Massard, Morghen, Regnault, Rembrandt, Tardieu, Villamena, Wille, etc. There are also four original engraved plates offered, one of which was executed by J. Massard. The schedule of vacations is found on the final page.
Very good copy of a rare catalogue, with sporadic foxing. With the amusing engraved bookplate of...
16 pp. 8vo (215 x 139 mm.), self-bound, stitched as issued, leaves uncut. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1823.
A scarce sale catalogue issued by the prolific expert Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824). He organized more than 300 public auctions and was a great connoisseur of prints. The provenance is cryptically indicated on the title-page as “Mrs. Jac. Al........ et Alex.-Jos. Ber.......”.
83 lots of prints and some drawings.
19 pp. 8vo (219 x 140 mm.), modern cream cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1823.
A very scarce sale catalogue issued by the prolific expert Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824), who organized more than 300 public auctions. Lugt only notes the seller as “Lenoir.” This sale describes 127 lots of prints and print suites, drawings, luxury paper stocks, and books. With vacations listed on the verso of title.
Fine copy. With the amusing engraved bookplate of [H]enry [Pannier] (1853-1935), the Parisian art dealer and collector of early art sale catalogues, on front paste-down.
18 pp. 8vo (191 x 125 mm.), modern aubergine cloth (upper cover split but holding), title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1819.
An uncommon auction catalogue of paintings, drawings, prints, and books. The expert Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824) presided over more than 300 auctions and was the most prolific dealer of the period. Other examples of this catalogue bear inscriptions recording the owners as “Jeannerey,” “Bance jeune,” and “Potrelle et Comp,” as noted by the Getty Provenance Index. Potrelle very likely refers to a print dealer whose stock was liquidated in 1805 by Regnault-Delalande (Lugt 6901).
The present catalogue contains 140 lots, including drawings and sketches by C. & H. Vernet, Lélu, Le Comte, etc.; and a rich selection of prints.
8 pp. 8vo (219 x 137 mm.), modern cream cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.
A scarce sale catalogue of drawings and prints issued by Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824). Lugt only identifies the possible sellers as “Boullanger ou Perrier.” It consists of 63 lots, including work by Bervic, Desnoyers, Le Gouaz, Morghen, Porporati, Vernet, Vincent Woollett, etc.
In near fine condition; we locate no copy in North America. With the amusing engraved bookplate of [H]enry [Pannier] (1853-1935), the Parisian dealer of luxury objects and collector of early art auction catalogues, on the front paste-down, and the stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on...
16 pp. 8vo (199 x 125 mm.), modern aubergine cloth boards, title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.
A very rare auction catalogue issued by Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824), the most prolific expert of the period; we locate no example of this catalogue in North America. Lugt identifies the seller as “Leblanc et autres.” It describes 118 lots of paintings (by Brueghel the Elder, Greuze, Hogarth, Largillière, Le Brun, I. van Ostade, H. Robert, C. Vanloo, Wouwerman, etc.), drawings, and prints. Each painting entry provides a concise description, measurements and notes on any signatures.
In very good condition, the first and final leaves a little browned. In the characteristic binding of the Bibliothèque Heim, and with the library’s stamp on verso of title.
15 pp. 8vo (210 x 133 mm.), disbound, loose sheets, uncut. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1816.
A very rare auction catalogue of drawings from the choice collection of an unidentified seller. 71 lots, including pieces by J. Asselijn, Bega, Bril, J. van Goyen, Huet, F. & W. von Kobell, S. Le Clerc, Redouté (on vellum), D. Teniers, etc. Lots 54-71 consist of group lots. The earlier entries provide concise descriptions, notes on provenance, and measurements.
Very good copy; we locate no example in North America. With the ownership inscription of Marcel Nicolle (1871-1934), curator at the Louvre and critic, on the title-page, and stamp of the...
viii, 104, 7 pp. 8vo (213 x 138 mm.), modern cloth-backed marbled boards, red sheep lettering-piece on spine. Paris: Coutellier & Regnault-Delalande, 1820.
An uncommon auction catalogue describing the artist’s vast collection of prints, paintings, and drawings, with the printed price-list bound-in at the end. Pallière (1761-1820), born in Bordeaux, studied under Vincent and exhibited portraits at the Paris Salons from 1798 to 1804. This is an especially large catalogue published by the expert Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824), with 378 lots.
Lots 1-288 & 367-78 consist of prints and large groups of prints by contemporary and Old Master artists. Regnault-Delalande has prepared particularly informative descriptions that note the state...
24 pp. 8vo (200 x 126 mm.), modern aubergine cloth, title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1813.
A scarce sale catalogue of an artist’s personal collection; this copy is addressed on the title-page to the famous art collector Cardinal Fesch (1763-1839). Kymli (ca. 1748-ca. 1813), the court painter of Bavaria, constituted a choice collection of pictures by painters such as Caravaggio, J. Asselijn, N. Berghem, S. Bourdon, A. Brauwer, L. Carracci, Champaigne, J. van Goyen, Hoet, Holbein, Dujardin, Kalf, Miel, Molnaert, C. Poelenburgh, J. Ruysdael, Schedoni, Tiepolo, J. Vernet, Vien, etc.
175 lots. For each attributed painting, a concise description and measurements are provided. In the Avertissement, Regnault-Delalande states that the pictures will be sold according to the attributions under which Kymli originally purchased them and are not subject to return.
31 pp. 8vo (215 x 140 mm.), self-bound, stitched as issued, leaves uncut. Paris: Deschambeaux & Regnault-Delalande, 1823.
A very rare auction catalogue for the collection of an obscure engraver and print-dealer; we locate no copy in North America. We have not been able to identify Guiot or any of his works, but the entry for prints by him in this catalogue provides his birth and death dates (1790-1823) and reveals that he was taught by the engraver Fortier (presumably Claude François).
107 lots comprising an extensive collection (or stock) of prints by contemporary and Old Master artists.
1 p.l., iv, 24 pp. 8vo (191 x 123 mm.), modern aubergine cloth, title on upper cover. Paris: Le Normant & Regnault-Delalande, 1816.
A scarce sale catalogue offering a woman’s fine collection of paintings and other curiosities; this copy is partially priced in a contemporary hand. Several institutional copies have been inscribed with the surname “Forestier.” The Getty Provenance Index attributes this sale to de Forestier, born Godin, who was the wife of Augustin de Forestier (1729-1817), the trésorier général of the Swiss Guards. She assembled a choice group of pictures, and, as described in the Getty Provenance Index entry for this catalogue, the leading...
2 p.l., ii, 20 pp. 8vo (202 x 127 mm.), modern marbled boards, red morocco lettering-piece on spine. Paris: Pérignon & Chariot; Amsterdam: Coclers; Antwerp: Beckmans; Brussels: Marnef; Ghent: Spruyt; Manheim: Artaria; London: Wood Burn, 1816.
A scarce auction catalogue issued by the expert Alexis Nicolas Pérignon (1785-1864), who presided over a number of important sales — Constantin, Denon, J.L. David — in the 1810s and 1820s. He was also appointed the commissaire-expert des Musées Royaux, a prestigious title once held by the leading dealer and taste-maker Jean Baptiste Pierre Lebrun (1748-1813). Dufresne, the consignor to this sale, was a wealthy stockbroker.
This catalogue describes 65 lots, including paintings by Bega, N. Berghem, Brauwer, B. Breenbergh, Dou, Dujardin, Metsu, A. & I. van Ostade, Steen, Teniers, Ph. & P. Wouwerman, etc. Some of the entries have extensive notes, and measurements are provided for most pictures.
16 pp. 8vo (199 x 125 mm.), modern aubergine cloth, title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.
A very scarce sale catalogue of drawings and prints; we locate no copy in North America. The present example bears a contemporary ink inscription on the title-page recording the seller as a jeweler named “Devoix,” which is supported by Lugt’s examination of other copies. The 1812 Dictionnaire topographique of the Paris area lists a jeweler named “François Devoix” on quai des Orfèvres, no. 42, also noted as the favored jeweler of the prince and princess Borghese.
61 lots, with drawings by Baltard, Boissieu, Demarne, Taunay, Vauzelle, H. Vernet, Veron, etc. Lots 39-61 are individual prints and ensembles. Each entry provides a concise description and measurements.
31,  p. 8vo (196 x 134 mm.), disbound (a few leaves loose), traces of orig. stitching strengthened with scotch tape. Paris: Delaroche & Gendron, 1814.
A rare auction catalogue of a sale administered by Delaroche, partially priced in a contemporary hand. According to the Getty Provenance Index, most of the paintings were owned by Delaroche himself, and in the Avertissement he states that a number of the pictures have appeared in recent auctions.
115 lots. Paintings by Bolognese, Giorgione, L. Bakhuizen, Boilly, An. Carracci, Cignani, Canaletto, Cuyp, Jordaens, Lippi, Le Brun, Moucheron, Neef, C. Netscher, Poelenburg, Guido Reni, Rubens, Rembrandt, S. Ruysdael, Schedoni, Tintoretto, J....
16 pp. 8vo (199 x 125 mm.), modern aubergine cloth, title on upper cover. Paris: Potier & Regnault-Delalande, 1819.
A very rare auction catalogue of primarily paintings, issued by the prolific expert François Léandre Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824); we locate no example of this volume in North America. This was Regnault-Delalande’s 300th public sale catalogue The seller’s first name is unknown, but Daguilan was secretary-general of the prefecture of the department of Deux-Nèthes, which comprised parts of present-day Belgium and the Netherlands.
72 lots, 68 of which are paintings lots. It includes works by Boullogne, A. Brauwer, J. van Goyen, Kalf, Lucas...
1 p.l., 12 pp. 8vo (218 x 140 mm.), mid-19th century marbled boards (spine worn), spine gilt, uncut. Paris: Metzinger & Regnault-Delalande, 1813.
A very rare auction catalogue for the sale of Cossé-Brissac (1746-1813), count of the Empire, chamberlain to Napoleon’s mother, and politician. His remains were placed in the Pantheon. This was a mixed sale of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and ceramics.
42 lots. It details 24 lots of paintings by Brueghel the Elder, Champaigne, Maratti, Rembrandt, Teniers, ter Borch, Vermeer, S. Vouet, Ph. Wouwerman, etc. Each entry provides a concise description, technical notes, and measurements.
38 pp. 8vo (205 x 133 mm.), self-bound, orig. stitching strengthened with scotch tape. Paris: Clisorius & Sibire, .
A very rare sale catalogue of paintings, drawings, and prints; WorldCat locates no example in North America. The sale was administered by Clisorius (n.d.), a mid-level paintings dealer, whose involvement in art auctions began in March 1802. He held a number of auctions to dissolve the inventory of other art dealers. Inscribed on the copy of the British Library is “de Mr. Lavoisière ancien négociant,” suggesting this was one of those stock sales.
The present catalogue describes 289 lots, including pictures by van Dyck, Parrocel, Bruandet, C. Netscher, Largillière, Guido Reni, Porbus, Goltzius, Castiglione, Porbus, A. Brauwer, Bril, etc. The first 248 lots are paintings. Each entry provides a concise description and measurements.
24 pp. 8vo (198 x 125 mm.), modern aubergine cloth, title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1819.
A very scarce auction catalogue marking the dissolution of Pierre Blaizot’s inventory; WorldCat records no copy in North America. Despite the lengthy interval between his death and this sale, we can identify the seller as Pierre Blaizot (1740-1808) due to the offerings in the present catalogue — prints, maps, and luxury paper — that match the description of his business on the BnF Data site. Blaizot’s page on the site notes that he was orphaned at age 9, but managed to set up an office...
56 pp. 8vo (199 x 130 mm.), modern aubergine cloth (spine defective), title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.
A scarce and exceptionally large auction catalogue of paintings, drawings, prints, and antiquities. Based on contemporary inscriptions in other copies, the seller was a “Mme Bergeret,” but we are unable to further identify her. The Getty Provenance Index notes that a number of the paintings in this sale had been purchased at the Silvestre sale in 1811 (Lugt 7932). This is one of Regnault-Delalande’s larger sales with 421 lots, many of which consist of large group lots.
We find pictures by S. Bourdon, Bril, N. Coypel, Guido Reni, C. Poelenburgh, S. Ruysdael, L. Le Nain, etc. and prints (lots 76-412) by the three Audran, Balechou, C. Bloemaert, Bol, Callot, the three Carracci, Dürer, van Dyck, Dujardin, van Leyden, Mantegna, Nanteuil, Rembrandt, etc. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of prints described in a Regnault-Delalande catalogue, with examples from all across Europe.
20 pp. 8vo (214 x 137 mm.), cont. blue paper wrappers (a bit worn), orig. stitching strengthened with scotch tape, uncut. Paris: Olivier & Henry, 1816.
A very scarce sale catalogue; the copy at the British Library was destroyed in World War II. Baget (1743-1821), a French general during the Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, amassed a choice collection of mostly Northern and contemporary French paintings. This sale’s expert, Henry, equivocates about the quality of the collection in the frank Avant-Propos.
The catalogue describes 131 lots of paintings, offering the work of I. van Ostade, Fragonard, M. Gérard, S. Ruysdael, Steen, Le Prince, Moucheron, J....
24 pp. 8vo (202 x 127 mm.), disbound, orig. stitching strengthened with scotch tape. Paris: Delaroche & Gendron, 1814.
A scarce catalogue with nearly all prices provided in contemporary manuscript. 81 lots of paintings in total, including the works of Cuyp, van Dyck, Giordano, I. van Ostade, Potter, Raphael, Rubens, D. Teniers, J. Weenix, Wouwerman, etc.
Good copy, with a half-title fashioned in manuscript. The copy at the Frick has only a few prices recorded. Stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on manuscript half-title.