Catalogue d’Objets d’Arts des Cabinets de…Précédé d’une Notice historique sur chacun de ces deux Artistes. Par F.L. Regnault-Delalande…
1 p.l., xxiv, 74 pp. 8vo, self-wrappers, stitched as issued (stitching loose), leaves uncut. Paris: Regnault-Lalande, 1811.
The rare catalogue of this joint sale of the collections of Ozanne (1728-1811) and Coïny (1761-1809), which took place 2-11 December 1811. The former, a distinguished marine artist and engineer, collaborated with Duhamel du Monceau on several illustrated works and taught naval architecture and navigation to the sons of the royal family. Le Tellier de Courtanvaux used one of Ozanne’s ships as a platform to test Pierre Le Roy’s marine chronometer.
A student of Suvée and J.P. Lebas, Coïny exhibited at the Salon from 1802 to 1806 and specialized in engravings of the saints and mythological or historical subjects. He also executed well-known vignettes for the works of La Fontaine, Léonard, and Racine. The pieces from his collection are noted with a “†”.
The present catalogue starts with detailed biographies of the deceased collectors and then highlights a suite of first state engravings by Audran and Edelinck depicting the triumphs of Alexander the Great, the famous books of Blaeu, Palladio, Vitruvius, Watts, etc. Paintings (lots 1-32); drawings by Correggio, Carracci, Fragonard, da Vinci, Rembrandt, etc. (lots 33-87); the prints of Audran, Bloemaert, Callot, van Dyck, Hollar, Le Clerc, Piranesi, Titian, etc. (lots 88-334); views (lots 335-44); vignettes (lots 345-51); portraits (lots 352-60); collections of prints (lots 361-86); books of prints of architecture, emblems, geography, voyages, history, numismatics, festivals, and archaeology (lots 387-491); books on the arts (lots 492-503); curiosities such as construction models of ships and lacquerware (lots 504-14); and finally a separate selection of engravings (lots 515-22).
Nice example in original state. We locate only one copy in North America.
❧ Benezit, Vol. III, p. 1199 (Coïny). Lugt 8087. N.B.G., Vol. 38, cols. 1021-22 (Ozanne).
Item ID: 6185