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Catalogue d’une Collection de Tableaux anciens et modernes, appartenant à M. le ChevalierBaget. Dont la vente se fera les mercredi 14 et jeudi 15 février 1816…[Expert: B. T. Henry].

20 pp. 8vo (214 x 137 mm.), cont. blue paper wrappers (a bit worn), orig. stitching strengthened with scotch tape, uncut. Paris: Olivier & Henry, 1816.

A very scarce sale catalogue; the copy at the British Library was destroyed in World War II. Baget (1743-1821), a French general during the Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, amassed a choice collection of mostly Northern and contemporary French paintings. This sale’s expert, Henry, equivocates about the quality of the collection in the frank Avant-Propos.

The catalogue describes 131 lots of paintings, offering the work of I. van Ostade, Fragonard, M. Gérard, S. Ruysdael, Steen, Le Prince, Moucheron, J. Vernet, Lantara, etc. Most of the entries provide concise descriptions and technical commentary.

Good copy, internally fine. The wrapper is rather worn. Stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title.

❧ Lugt 8813.

Price: $850.00

Item ID: 7146