No Copy in North America

Catalogue d’une Collection de Dessins des Trois Ecoles, Gouaches, Migniatures [sic] Estampes, et autres Curiosités. Provenant du Cabinet de M. ***, Dont la Vente se fera le Mercredi 19 Novembre 1783…Par M. Le Brun le Jeune…

91 pp. 8vo (190 x 125 mm.), late 19th-century purple leather-backed marbled boards (spine a little rubbed), spine gilt. Paris: Boileau & Lebrun, 1783.

A very rare sale catalogue entirely composed of drawings (despite the other media mentioned in the title) organized by Joseph Alexandre Lebrun, an art dealer and the younger brother of the more famous and far more successful Jean Baptiste Pierre Lebrun (1748-1813). This copy contains a few contemporary annotations in pencil recording the successful bids of Constantin, Desmarets, and Dulac, in addition to some notes on the verso of the final printed page. It is also complete with the 15-page supplement (pp. 77-91).

This catalogue describes 425 lots of drawings, including works by G. Romano, Parmagianino, Albani, Guercino, Caravaggio, Jordaens, Lairesse, Rembrandt, Weenix, J. Ruysdael, J. Steen, Wouwerman, I. van Ostade, Bega, Visscher, Both, N. Poussin, S. Bourdon, Mignard, Lemoine, De la Fosse, Watteau, C. van Loo, Bouchardon, Natoire, F. Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard, Casanova, Lagrenée, etc., etc.

Fine and large copy; no example in North America. Engraved bookplate of the Parisian art dealer, G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title.

❧ Lugt 3630.

Price: $1,750.00

Item ID: 6602