Catalogue des Tableaux et autres Objets de curiosité provenant du Cabinet de feu… Dont la Vente se fera…le Vendredi 28 Novembre 1783…[Expert: J. Foliot]. – AUCTION CATALOGUE: TONNELIER.
Catalogue des Tableaux et autres Objets de curiosité provenant du Cabinet de feu… Dont la Vente se fera…le Vendredi 28 Novembre 1783…[Expert: J. Foliot].

Fully Priced by a Bidder at the Sale

Catalogue des Tableaux et autres Objets de curiosité provenant du Cabinet de feu… Dont la Vente se fera…le Vendredi 28 Novembre 1783…[Expert: J. Foliot].

20 pp. 8vo (184 x 125 mm.), late 19th-cent. red pebbled cloth-backed marbled boards (spine a little worn), spine gilt. Paris: Foliot & Gaubert, [1783].

A scarce sale catalogue, fully priced in a contemporary hand, describing a choice collection of pictures; this copy belonged to a buyer at the sale who has marked in pencil that they purchased lot 28. Beyond “Tonnelier” the identity of the seller is unknown. The expert was probably Julien Foliot, a painter and sculptor active at this time.

53 lots, with an impressive range of mostly Northern paintings by Dujardin, A. van Ostade, D. Teniers, Brauwer, Poelenburgh, J. Ruysdael, Ph. Wouwerman, Wijnants, Asselijn, Moucheron, Berghem, Miel, Steen, Molnaert, etc. We also find works by Lancret, J. Vernet, Greuze, Fragonard, Norblin, Lantara, etc. There are six lots of sculpture and curiosities at the end. Next to lot 28, a painting by Francesco Casanova, the annotator has written “Moy” below the amount of his winning bid of 250 livres.

A very interesting copy of this rare catalogue, in fine condition; we locate only one example in North America. With the engraved bookplate of the Parisian art dealer and collector of early art auction catalogues, G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), on the front paste-down, and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title. There is also an unidentified blind-stamp on the title-page.

❧ Lugt 3637. Oxford Art Online.

Price: $1,250.00

Item ID: 7108