Notice des Tableaux exposés dans la Galerie du Musée Royal.

239 pp. Small 8vo (155 x 98 mm.), later sheep-backed marbled boards (spine rubbed). Paris: Mme Hérissant Le Doux, 1816.

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(—). [Drop-title]: Notice des Tableaux de diverses Ecoles exposés dans le Grand Salon du Musée Royal et dans la Salle d’Entrée. 11 pp. Small 8vo. [Paris: Mme Hérissant Le Doux, 1817].

I. First edition of this uncommon painting exhibition catalogue. It describes 1101 pictures; every entry begins with the artist’s biographical information. A number of paintings are detailed at great length; engravings after certain paintings are also noted as available for sale at the museum.

II. The rare catalogue of a choice exhibition of paintings shown in the entrance and Grand Salon of the Musée Royal. This display presented 33 paintings from the French, Northern, and Italian schools, including the work of Le Brun, P. Veronese, Holbein the Elder, Rubens, Mignard, C. J. Vernet, Vien, and Vouet.

Very good copies of two Louvre catalogues. The second volume is rather rare. Engraved bookplate of the sculptor and engraver Henri Nocq (1869-1942) on the front paste-down.

❧ Marquet de Vasselot, Répertoire des catalogues du Musée du Louvre (1793-1926) (1927), 145 & 146.

Price: $450.00

Item ID: 6934

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