Catalogue de Tableaux précieux des Ecoles de Flandre, de Hollande et de France, composant le Cabinet de… Par A. Perignon…La Vente s’en fera…le 26 Mars 1816…

2 p.l., ii, 20 pp. 8vo (202 x 127 mm.), modern marbled boards, red morocco lettering-piece on spine. Paris: Pérignon & Chariot; Amsterdam: Coclers; Antwerp: Beckmans; Brussels: Marnef; Ghent: Spruyt; Manheim: Artaria; London: Wood Burn, 1816.

A scarce auction catalogue issued by the expert Alexis Nicolas Pérignon (1785-1864), who presided over a number of important sales — Constantin, Denon, J.L. David — in the 1810s and 1820s. He was also appointed the commissaire-expert des Musées Royaux, a prestigious title once held by the leading dealer and taste-maker Jean Baptiste Pierre Lebrun (1748-1813). Dufresne, the consignor to this sale, was a wealthy stockbroker.

This catalogue describes 65 lots, including paintings by Bega, N. Berghem, Brauwer, B. Breenbergh, Dou, Dujardin, Metsu, A. & I. van Ostade, Steen, Teniers, Ph. & P. Wouwerman, etc. Some of the entries have extensive notes, and measurements are provided for most pictures.

A nice copy. Sporadic and inoffensive foxing, and the half-title is a bit soiled. With the engraved bookplate of the Parisian art dealer and collector of early art auction catalogues G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), on the front paste-down, and stamps of the Bibliothèque Heim on half-title and title.

❧ Lugt 8847.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 7155