Frontis. port. & eight full-page illus. (all black & white). Large 8vo (240 x 157 mm.), orig. printed wrappers, staple-bound. Paris: 1935.
The rare auction catalogue of Carco’s art collection and library. Carco (1886-1958), the celebrated writer and journalist and early devotee of Modigliani’s work, often went to Montmartre and there befriended artists such as Utrillo, Max Jacob, Eugène Paul, and Modigliani, with whom he developed a close friendship. An amateur art historian, Carco wrote Le Nu dans la peinture moderne: 1863-1920 (1924), in which he refers to a number of works in his collection. An earlier sale of paintings, prints, and drawings from Carco’s collection took place in 1925 (Lugt 88156).
This catalogue, divided into three vacations, describes 381 lots: 1-190 are illustrated books and first editions, nearly all special copies; 191-242 consist of prints, drawings, and paintings by Bonnard, Derain, Dufy, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Picasso, Utrillo, Valadon, Vlaminck, etc.; 243-381 are also illustrated books and first editions.
In nice condition. This catalogue is scarce in North America.
Item ID: 6829