Catalogue d’une grande quantité de Desseins & Estampes des plus grands Maîtres des Trois Ecoles. Par F. Basan, Graveur. Dont la vente se fera…le 11 Décembre 1758, & jours suivans…. François AUCTION CATALOGUE: BASAN, expert.
Catalogue d’une grande quantité de Desseins & Estampes des plus grands Maîtres des Trois Ecoles. Par F. Basan, Graveur. Dont la vente se fera…le 11 Décembre 1758, & jours suivans…

A Large Selection of Drawings & Prints

Catalogue d’une grande quantité de Desseins & Estampes des plus grands Maîtres des Trois Ecoles. Par F. Basan, Graveur. Dont la vente se fera…le 11 Décembre 1758, & jours suivans…

Woodcut vignette on title. 24 pp. 8vo (200 x 125 mm.), late 19th-century stiff marbled boards (spine a little rubbed), brown morocco lettering-piece on spine. Paris: C. Ballard, 1758.

A rare early sale catalogue of drawings and prints compiled by Basan (1723-97), one of the leading experts of the mid-18th century. Divided by vacation, the catalogue concisely describes 199 group lots, some quite large. Each section concludes with a portefeuille.

Very good copy. Engraved bookplate of G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), the Parisian art dealer and collector, and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title. Contemporary manuscript correction on p. 7.

❧ Lugt 1024. Lugt, Les Marques de Collections online resource (L.221)–“As an expert, his greatest honor remains being chosen [to direct] the sale of Pierre Jean Mariette’s collection in 1775. He was frequently entrusted with commissions in the sales he organized, but also in those administered by others, even abroad. His sense of the market was phenomenal…In parallel to his professional activities, Basan assembled an important collection of drawings and prints…”.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 6594