4 p.l., 262 pp.,  pp. catalogue of 46 Remy sales (an invaluable list), 8 pages of errata & schedule of the sale. 12mo. Paris: Musier, Pere, 1771.
([HUQUIER, Gabriel]). Catalogue des Tableaux, Gouaches, Desseins en feuilles & sous verre, Estampes de toutes les Ecoles, Livres d’Estampes & autres curiosités. Du Cabinet de M***. [“Heuquier” [sic] supplied in a cont. hand]. viii, 178 pp. 12mo. Paris: Prault, 1771.
(CAYEUX, Claude Philippe). Catalogue raisonné des Tableaux, Bronzes, Terre cuites, Figures et Bustes de platre, Desseins, Estampes des Toutes les Écoles…Qui composent le Cabinet de feu M. Cayeux, Sculpteur, Ancien Officier de l’Académie de S. Luc. By Pierre Remy. -xii, 246 pp.,  pp. list of 35 Remy catalogues. 12mo, cont. mottled calf (joints & corners repaired), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Vente, 1769.
A wonderful sammelband from the libraries of George John Spencer, 2nd Earl of Spencer and Richard Heber (his fifth sale, 19 January 1835 and 19 following days, lot 3292, one shilling to “Anderdon”), with Heber’s characteristic note stating “Spencer. 1815. — 10.6” on the upper right-hand corner of the fly-leaf.
I. The very rare sale catalogue, priced throughout in a contemporary hand, of the art collection, natural history cabinet, and few books belonging to François Boucher (1703-70), the celebrated French painter and engraver, who established the French Rococo style of the 18th century and was a favorite artist of Madame de Pompadour. He was for many years director of the Gobelins factory and inspector of the tapestry manufacturing at Beauvais; Boucher designed many tapestries as well costumes and sets for the theater.
While Boucher’s own collection of art is well-known, his natural history collection, one of the finest in Paris of the time, is much less explored. 1865 lots.
II. Huquier (1695-1772), was an entrepreneurial French draughtsman, engraver, printmaker, publisher, and art collector, who became a pivotal figure in the production of French 18th-century ornamental etchings and engravings. This is the second of four sales of Huquier’s enormous collections. The earliest was held in Amsterdam in 1761 after his retirement, this one in 1771, a small sale of prints in 1772 and, following Huquier’s death in 1772, a fourth sale beginning in November of that year.
“Tableaux, gouaches, dessins, estampes. Vente anonyme de 73 nos de tableaux et dessins encadrés, 215 nos de dessins en feuilles, 890 nos d’estampes et de recueils d’estampes, puis 329 nos de livres.”–Lugt, Marques, pp. 228-29. Drawings by Rembrandt and his school, Boucher, etc. Priced throughout in a contemporary hand.
III. Cayeux (1688-1769), French sculptor, was director of the Académie de St-Luc in Paris. From 1739 to 1745 he worked on the decoration of the fountain in th Rue de la Grenelle and in 1755 he made four richly carved frames for pictures by Joseph Vernet. Priced throughout in a contemporary hand.
❧ I. Lugt 1793. Wilson, The History of Mineral Collecting 1530-1799, p. 206. II. Lugt 1944. III. Benezit, Vol. 3, p. 624. Lugt 1895.
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