Catalogue des Estampes en feuilles, Oeuvres, Galeries, Cabinets, Recueils de différens maîtres, Antiquités, Vues et Edifices; Dont la Vente se fera le Lundi 2, Mardi 3, Mercredy 4 Mai et jours suivans… [with]: Suite du Catalogue des Livres et Estampes, du Cabinet de…Dont la Vente se fera le Jeudi 5, Vendredi 6, et Samedi 7 Mai…. Jean Baptiste Pierre AUCTION CATALOGUE: LEBRUN, expert, art dealer.

Catalogue des Estampes en feuilles, Oeuvres, Galeries, Cabinets, Recueils de différens maîtres, Antiquités, Vues et Edifices; Dont la Vente se fera le Lundi 2, Mardi 3, Mercredy 4 Mai et jours suivans… [with]: Suite du Catalogue des Livres et Estampes, du Cabinet de…Dont la Vente se fera le Jeudi 5, Vendredi 6, et Samedi 7 Mai…

63 pp. (pagination continuous for the two parts). 8vo, later 19th cent. half-sheep & marbled boards (spine rubbed), gilt title on spine, uncut. Paris: Le Brun, 1791.

A very rare catalogue by Le Brun of what appears to be a stock sale. It describes 110 lots of prints (nos. 1021-1130) and 262 notable 17th- and 18th-century books.

Nice copy, we do not locate a copy in North America. Engraved bookplate of Georges Pannier, the Parisian art dealer on front paste-down and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of the title-page.

❧ Lugt 4271. Grove Art online–“Le Brun became one of the leading art dealers in Paris responsible for at least 172 auctions both before and after the French Revolution. He purchased the hôtel Lubert in 1778 and added a second building designed by Jean-Arnaud Raymond in 1784–5, which became the hub of his business activities and served as the site of Mme Vigée Le Brun’s artistic and literary salon. There he built a skylit saleroom (which became the model of the new Grande Galerie in the Louvre), a separate long gallery for his library and painting collection, and a private showroom upstairs. Between 1771 and 1813 Le Brun conducted some of the pre-eminent auctions.”.

Price: $2,950.00

Item ID: 6182