Catalogue de Tableaux et de Dessins, Collection considérable d’Estampes, Antiquités en bronze et en ivoire, etc., Après le décès de Mme. ***. Par F. L. Regnault-Delalande. Cette vente se fera le Lundi 23 Novembre et les cinq jours suivans…

56 pp. 8vo (199 x 130 mm.), modern aubergine cloth (spine defective), title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.

A scarce and exceptionally large auction catalogue of paintings, drawings, prints, and antiquities. Based on contemporary inscriptions in other copies, the seller was a “Mme Bergeret,” but we are unable to further identify her. The Getty Provenance Index notes that a number of the paintings in this sale had been purchased at the Silvestre sale in 1811 (Lugt 7932). This is one of Regnault-Delalande’s larger sales with 421 lots, many of which consist of large group lots.

We find pictures by S. Bourdon, Bril, N. Coypel, Guido Reni, C. Poelenburgh, S. Ruysdael, L. Le Nain, etc. and prints (lots 76-412) by the three Audran, Balechou, C. Bloemaert, Bol, Callot, the three Carracci, Dürer, van Dyck, Dujardin, van Leyden, Mantegna, Nanteuil, Rembrandt, etc. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of prints described in a Regnault-Delalande catalogue, with examples from all across Europe.

Nice copy. The title-leaf is a bit loose and there is some minor browning to a few leaves. In the characteristic binding of the Bibliothèque Heim, along with the library’s stamp on verso of title. Addressed on the title-page to “Mr De Coysi / rue de Provence / no. 2.”

❧ Lugt 9474.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 7147