1 p.l., 12 pp. 8vo (218 x 140 mm.), mid-19th century marbled boards (spine worn), spine gilt, uncut. Paris: Metzinger & Regnault-Delalande, 1813.
A very rare auction catalogue for the sale of Cossé-Brissac (1746-1813), count of the Empire, chamberlain to Napoleon’s mother, and politician. His remains were placed in the Pantheon. This was a mixed sale of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and ceramics.
42 lots. It details 24 lots of paintings by Brueghel the Elder, Champaigne, Maratti, Rembrandt, Teniers, ter Borch, Vermeer, S. Vouet, Ph. Wouwerman, etc. Each entry provides a concise description, technical notes, and measurements.
In good condition, internally fine; WorldCat and the Getty Provenance Index locate no copy in North America. With the amusing engraved bookplate of [H]enry [Pannier] (1853-1935), the Parisian art dealer and collector of early art auction catalogues, on front paste-down, and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of half-title.
❧ Lugt 8457.
Item ID: 7150