Catalogue de la riche, rare et célebre Collection de Tableaux…qui formoient le Cabinet de feu…dont la Vente se fera en argent de change, le Lundi 18 Juillet 1785, & jours suivans…. Pierre André Joseph AUCTION CATALOGUE: KNYFF.

Catalogue de la riche, rare et célebre Collection de Tableaux…qui formoient le Cabinet de feu…dont la Vente se fera en argent de change, le Lundi 18 Juillet 1785, & jours suivans…

4 p.l., 175 pp. 8vo, modern marbled paper over boards, red morocco lettering-piece on spine. [Anvers]: J. Grange, [1785].

A rare sale catalogue offering 524 paintings. Knyff (1713-84), a Belgian noble, possessed an exceptional collection of Italian, Dutch, and French works including Rubens’ “Christ and the Adulterous Woman” (no. 176: “Ce Morceau paraît être le fruit d’un pinceau plus qu’humain.”). Each lot is described, some at great length, with commentary on technique and provenance along with measurements. Due to the size of the collection, the viewing was held in the deceased’s home and the catalogue is divided by room.

Very good copy.

❧ Lugt 3923.

Price: $1,750.00

Item ID: 6042