Item ID: 10187 Catalogue raisonné des différens objets de curiosités dans les Sciences et Arts, qui composaient le Cabinet de feu Mr. Mariette…Par F. Basan, graveur. [15 November, 1775–30 January, 1776]. Pierre Jean MARIETTE.
Catalogue raisonné des différens objets de curiosités dans les Sciences et Arts, qui composaient le Cabinet de feu Mr. Mariette…Par F. Basan, graveur. [15 November, 1775–30 January, 1776].

Catalogue raisonné des différens objets de curiosités dans les Sciences et Arts, qui composaient le Cabinet de feu Mr. Mariette…Par F. Basan, graveur. [15 November, 1775–30 January, 1776].

Engraved title-page, beautifully engraved allegorical frontis. by Cochin fils & Choffard & four engraved illus. (one folding & double-page). xvi, 418 pp. Thick 8vo, cont. mottled calf (a little worn), leather lettering-piece, spine ornately gilt. Paris: Basan: 1775.

A nice copy of this important auction catalogue, in a contemporary binding. This encyclopedic catalogue begins with a finely executed allegorical engraving by Choffard and Cochin fils that depicts a bust of Mariette surrounded by the angelic personifications of art and taste; a detailed biography of Mariette; followed by a summary of the sale and a very useful index of artists. A contemporary annotator has noted the purchases at this sale made by renowned dealer Pierre Rémy on the recto of the first blank leaf at the end.

Herein are described 1450 lots of paintings (by A. van de Velde, Teniers, Brouwer, Rubens, van Dyck, Poussin, Bourdon, Watteau & Greuze), terracotta, medals, sculpture, and drawings. More than 1300 drawings are detailed, by or after artists such as Carracci, Castiglione, Maratti, Michelangelo (under Buonarroti) Palladio, J.P. Panini, Raphael, Tiepolo, Vasari, Titian, the Breughels, Both, Bril, Cranach, Dürer, van Dyck, Goltzius, Goyen, Holbein, Hollar, Lairesse, Rembrandt, Rubens, Ruysdael, Visscher, Wouwerman, Amand, Boissieu, Bouchardon, Bourdon, Callot, C. Lebrun, S. le Clerc, the Coypels, Fragonard, Greuze, Mariette, Natoire, Oudry, Parrocel, Poussin, van Loo, Watteau, etc., etc. The second portion of this sale [p. 222-418], with a separate numeration, describes Mariette’s vast collection of prints and books of prints. Four of the works described are reproduced with fine engravings.

In very good condition; spine slightly cracked and joints carefully repaired.

❧ Lugt 2453.

For more information on Mariette and these sales, see Blanc, Trésor de la Curiosité, Vol. I, pp. 262-304, & C. Guichard, Les Amateurs d’Art, A Paris au XVIIIe Siècle.

Price: $3,000.00

Item ID: 10187