Father of the Composer Charles Gounod

Catalogue de Tableaux, Dessins, Estampes, Recueils, Livres a figures, Livres sur les arts, Médailles en argent et en bronze…qui composaient le Cabinet de feu… Par F. L. Regnault-Delalande. Cette Vente se fera le Lundi 23 Février et jours suivans…

viii, 32 pp. 8vo (212 x 138 mm.), modern aubergine cloth (a little sunned), title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1824.

A rare sale catalogue issued by the prolific expert Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824), describing the painter’s extensive collection. This copy is printed on large paper and begins with a valuable biography of the artist. Gounod (1758-1823) was a pupil of Lépicié; his first appearance at the Paris Salon was in 1799. His son Charles became a famous musician and composer.

192 lots. The catalogue describes paintings by S. Bourdon, Chardin, van Dyck, Gounod, La Tour, Miel, and Rembrandt; drawings by Bouchardon, Ant. Carracci, Cochin fils, van Dyck, Gounod, Greuze, Jordaens, Le Brun, N. Poussin, Raphael, C. J. Vernet, etc.; prints by G. & B. Audran, Bartolozzi, Callot, Earlom, Morghen, Nanteuil, Porporati, Rembrandt, C. Vernet, etc. The print suites and books include the works of Palladio, Scamozzi, Perrault, Newton, Barbault, Bartoli, Piranesi, etc. We also find the standard art historical books and artistic treatises of the 18th century.

Fine copy. In the characteristic binding of the Bibliothèque Heim, and with the library’s stamp on verso of title.

❧ Lugt 10600. Oxford Art Online.

Price: $750.00

Item ID: 7116