1 p.l., ii, 20 pp. 8vo (190 x 125 mm.), orig. printed wrappers bound in early 20th-cent. cloth-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: Chariot & Ch. Paillet, 1817.
A very scarce sale catalogue, fully priced and with a number of buyers’ names in a contemporary hand, apparently offering the fruits of this collector or dealer’s travels in the Netherlands. The title-page of the British Library copy bears an inscription that identifies the consigner as “Barbier, Md. de Tableaux,” but we cannot be certain whether this is the provenance for the entirety of the sale. This sale’s expert, Charles Paillet, notes in the introduction that only a few pictures have been varnished and the rest have not been cleaned or restored.
The present catalogue describes 115 lots of Northern paintings, with works by van Eyck, I. van Ostade, T. Wyck, Teniers, Hoet, van Huysum, Bakhuizen, and Steen, along with pictures attributed to S. Ruysdael, Hobbema, W. van Mieris, Cuyp, I. van Goyen, etc. The pencil annotations provide the hammer prices and several names of winning bidders.
A nice copy, with the original wrappers preserved. Natural paper flaw on pages 5-6, affecting one word. With the ownership inscription of Marcel Nicolle (1871-1934), curator at the Louvre and critic, on the upper wrapper, and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title.
❧ Lugt 9241.
Item ID: 7126