Catalogue de Tableaux des Ecoles d’Italie, de Flandres, de Hollande et de France; Pastels, Gouaches, Dessins et Estampes, Bustes en marbre, Vases en granit rose, et autres objets, du Cabinet de M.r ***…Cette Vente se fera le Lundi 13 Mars, et jours suivans [but rescheduled to 2-6 April 1816]…

viii, 32 pp. 8vo (215 x 137 mm.), stitched as issued, uncut. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1815.

The rare first edition of this sale catalogue; according to the Getty Provenance Index, much of the sale’s contents belonged to Jean Antoine Joseph Fauchet (1761-1834), French ambassador to the United States and author. Scheduled for March 1815, this auction was postponed and held the following year, when a second edition of the present catalogue was prepared (Lugt 8854).

This catalogue describes 146 lots of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and clocks. There are pictures by Fra Angelico, Guercino, Boilly, An. Carracci, Fragonard, O. Gentileschi, Miel, Guido Reni, Steen, Troost, etc. Regnault-Delalande provides measurements and occasional notes on provenance.

Nice copy. We locate only one example in North America. Ownership inscription on half-title of Marcel Nicolle (1871-1934), curator at the Louvre and art historian, and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title-page.

❧ Lugt 8659.

Price: $550.00

Item ID: 6935