No Copy in North America

Notice de Tableaux, Miniatures, Dessins, Mosaiques de Florence, et autres Objets tant de curiosité que d’ameublement, Dont la vente se fera…les lundi 16 et mardi 17 mars 1818…[Expert Bon-Thomas Henry].

32 pp. 8vo (195 x 129 mm.), late 19th-century marbled boards (spine a bit rubbed), red morocco lettering-piece on spine. Paris: Bonnefons & Henry, 1818.

A very scarce sale catalogue, mostly priced; we locate no copy in North America. A later 19th-century pencil inscription in the present copy, as well as in two other inscribed catalogues, suggests that the contents of this auction belonged to the art collector Hippolyte de Livry (1765-1834) — not to be confused with the author of the same name. Our Hippolyte had previously dispersed a portion of his collection through the expert and art critic Charles Landon in 1814 (one sale but in two parts, Lugt 8473 & 8515).

The present catalogue details 134 lots of paintings (by Boilly, S. Bourdon, Le Brun, Guido Reni, B. van der Helst, Lairesse, Largillière, Oudry, Leprince, van Spaendonck, D. & A. Teniers, Tintoretto, J. Vernet, Veronese, Vouet, etc.), and various curiosities (lots 119-134), including sculptures, clocks, vases, and drawings. Each painting is listed with measurements.

In very good condition. Engraved bookplate of G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), the Parisian art dealer and collector of auction catalogues, on the front paste-down, and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title.

❧ Lugt 9325.

Price: $1,250.00

Item ID: 6992