Catalogue de Tableaux, des Ecoles d’Italie, de Flandre, de Hollande et de France; Dessins, Recueils d’Estampes, Futs de Colonnes en granit, en marbre blanc, en Albâtre, en Porcelaine de Sèvres ou en bronze, et autres Objets, Du Cabinet de feu Mme. *** Par F. L. Regnault-Delalande. Cette Vente se fera dans la maison de feu Mme. ***, le mercredi 27 et le jeudi 28 novembre…rue de Cléry, no. 40…

1 p.l., iv, 24 pp. 8vo (191 x 123 mm.), modern aubergine cloth, title on upper cover. Paris: Le Normant & Regnault-Delalande, 1816.

A scarce sale catalogue offering a woman’s fine collection of paintings and other curiosities; this copy is partially priced in a contemporary hand. Several institutional copies have been inscribed with the surname “Forestier.” The Getty Provenance Index attributes this sale to de Forestier, born Godin, who was the wife of Augustin de Forestier (1729-1817), the trésorier général of the Swiss Guards. She assembled a choice group of pictures, and, as described in the Getty Provenance Index entry for this catalogue, the leading experts of the day attended this sale and bought many of the lots.

The present catalogue describes 49 lots of paintings (by G. Allegrain, A. Bloemaert, Bronzino, Cazes, Demarne, Dujardin, Giordano, Lépicié, C. Poelenburgh, Salvator Rosa, Steen, Teniers, J. Vernet); drawings, print suites, and ceramics. According to the pencil annotations, the winning bid for lot 61, a group of three vases of Sèvres porcelain, was 2910 francs. The painting entries are especially detailed, with lengthy technical descriptions and notes on exhibition history. There is a total of 64 lots.

In very good condition. A few of the annotations have been trimmed. In the characteristic binding of the Bibliothèque Heim, and with the library’s stamp on the verso of half-title.

❧ Lugt 8999.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 7156