No Copy in North America

Catalogue d’une Collection de Tableaux de diverses Ecoles, Gravures sous verre et en feuilles, Gouaches et Miniatures, Provenant du Cabinet d’un Amateur, Dont la Vente se fera…les 21, 22, 23 et 24 Novembre 1814…

38 pp. 8vo (205 x 133 mm.), self-bound, orig. stitching strengthened with scotch tape. Paris: Clisorius & Sibire, [1814].

A very rare sale catalogue of paintings, drawings, and prints; WorldCat locates no example in North America. The sale was administered by Clisorius (n.d.), a mid-level paintings dealer, whose involvement in art auctions began in March 1802. He held a number of auctions to dissolve the inventory of other art dealers. Inscribed on the copy of the British Library is “de Mr. Lavoisière ancien négociant,” suggesting this was one of those stock sales.

The present catalogue describes 289 lots, including pictures by van Dyck, Parrocel, Bruandet, C. Netscher, Largillière, Guido Reni, Porbus, Goltzius, Castiglione, Porbus, A. Brauwer, Bril, etc. The first 248 lots are paintings. Each entry provides a concise description and measurements.

Good copy, a little worn with an unfortunate scotch tape repair to the title-page. Stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title. Lugt records an example of this catalogue in the collection of Marcel Nicolle, very likely the present copy.

❧ Lugt 8613. For Clisorius’s first sale (Lugt 6384) see B. Fredericksen & B. Peronnet eds., Répertoire des tableaux vendus en France au XIXe siècle, Vol. I, p. 12.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 7149