Catalogue raisonné du Cabinet de feu… Par F.L. Regnault. Charles Léoffroy de AUCTION CATALOGUE: SAINT-YVES.

Catalogue raisonné du Cabinet de feu… Par F.L. Regnault.

xiv, 336 pp., 19 pp. of printed price list. 8vo, later red half-pebbled cloth and marbled boards (upper cover slightly rubbed), spine lettered in gilt. Paris: Regnault & Silvestre, 1805.

The important sale catalogue of an art critic and early chronicler of the Salons. Saint-Yves (1717-1804), was a member of a well-known family of oculists. He became a prodigious and eclectic collector, having inherited a large fortune from his father, Etienne. The younger Saint-Yves was a considerable buyer at the Mariette, Boucher, Jullienne, Huquier, Neyman, Conti, and van Loo sales and owned complete collections of works by Dürer, Sadeler, Lucas de Leyde, S. Beham, Aldegrever, Staveren, and other Old Masters. Bound in with this copy is the printed price list.

The present catalogue begins with a biographical sketch of Saint-Yves by Regnault. It then describes 621 lots of paintings, drawings, prints, books, bronzes, ivories, etc. At the end, there is a useful index of artists.

Nice copy, but with some inoffensive foxing. Natural paper tears on pages 75-7, without loss of text.

❧ Lugt 6939.

Price: $1,950.00

Item ID: 6252