Catalogue des Tableaux et Pierres gravées composant le Cabinet de Feue Mme. La Baronne de V***ez; dont la vente se fera…les mardi 19 et mercredi 20 septembre 1815…

29 pp. 8vo (206 x 132 mm.), disbound, stitched as issued. Paris: Henry & Olivier, 1815.

The scarce catalogue of an auction directed by Bon-Thomas Henry (1766-1836), first a painter, then a respected dealer and tasteful collector. The supposed consigner “La Baronne de V***ez,” was very probably fictitious. This sale, consisting mostly of Northern pictures, offered 76 lots of paintings and 11 lots of engraved stones. Henry has contributed informative descriptions for most of the pictures. Attributed here to P. de Hooch, lot 36, now at the Frick, is today credited to Hendrik van der Burgh.

Nice copy, a little foxed. Stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on upper wrapper.

❧ Lugt 8764. Oxford Art online (Henry)–“He studied under Charles Landon and Jean-Baptiste Regnault. In 1793 he began to deal in pictures and until 1812 spent part of his time travelling abroad (mainly in Italy) to increase his knowledge of art. In October 1816 he was appointed Commissaire-expert des Musées Royaux, a post he held until his death. Between 1810 and 1830 he assembled an eclectic collection, purchasing either privately or at sales, among them the posthumous sales (1826 and 1827) of Vivant Denon. His tastes in Italian art ranged from the work of Fra Angelico to that of the 17th-century Bolognese masters…In 1834 Henry offered a large part of his collection to the town of Cherbourg, and on 29 July 1835 a museum to house his works was opened on the second floor of the Hôtel de Ville; it was later named the Musée Thomas-Henry.”.

Price: $450.00

Item ID: 6969