Catalogue de la précieuse Collection d’Estampes, des Tableaux, Dessins, Marbres et autres Objets curieux, Qui composaient le Cabinet de feu… Par F. L. Regnault Delalande… La Vente de cette Collection se fera le lundi 20 Mars et les cinq jour suivans…
viii, 104, 7 pp. 8vo (213 x 138 mm.), modern cloth-backed marbled boards, red sheep lettering-piece on spine. Paris: Coutellier & Regnault-Delalande, 1820.
An uncommon auction catalogue describing the artist’s vast collection of prints, paintings, and drawings, with the printed price-list bound-in at the end. Pallière (1761-1820), born in Bordeaux, studied under Vincent and exhibited portraits at the Paris Salons from 1798 to 1804. This is an especially large catalogue published by the expert Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824), with 378 lots.
Lots 1-288 & 367-78 consist of prints and large groups of prints by contemporary and Old Master artists. Regnault-Delalande has prepared particularly informative descriptions that note the state, provenance, and rarity. This is followed with paintings by Claude, Pallière, Rembrandt, Vincent, Greuze, Le Brun, Nanteuil, and drawings by Guercino, Bouchardon, Glauber, Lairesse, Moitte, Nicolle, Suvée, Vincent, etc. Lot 367 is an exhaustively detailed set of tarot cards by a “Maître Italien.”
A fine copy. With the amusing engraved bookplate of [H]enry [Pannier] (1853-1935), the Parisian art dealer and collector of early art sale catalogues, on inside of upper cover, and the stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title-page.
❧ Lugt 9751. Oxford Art Online.
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