Catalogue d’une belle Collection de Tableaux, Sculptures, Desseins, Estampes, Livres d’Estampes, & autres Objets de curiosité. Provenants de la succession de M. de ***. Dont la Vente se fera…le Jeudi 19 Octobre 1775, & jours suivans… [Expert: F. C. Joullain].

36 pp. Small 8vo (170 x 105 mm.), late 19th-century brown morocco-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: Chariot & Joullain, 1775.

A scarce priced auction catalogue, which is, according to the Getty Provenance database, incorrectly attributed by Lugt (and the inscription on the present book’s title-page) to Lempereur (1701-79), a Parisian jeweler — not to be confused with his son, the collector Jean Baptiste Denis (1726-96). This anonymous sale very probably consisted of the estate of a man with a similar surname (see Lugt Marques, 1740). A contemporary annotator has added all prices.

The catalogue describes 252 lots, including 18 paintings (by Lemoyne, H. Robert, Largillière, etc.), 169 drawings (by Maratti, Rubens, Jordaens, C. Vanloo, Greuze, Fragonard, Callot, Watteau, etc.), 56 lots of prints and books of prints, and nine sculptures.

Nice copy. Engraved bookplate of G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), the Parisian art dealer and collector of sale catalogues, and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title.

❧ Lugt 2444. Oxford Art online (J. B. D. Lempereur).

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 6804

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