Catalogue d’une riche et agréable Collection de Tableaux, Et la vente…le lundi 26, mardi 27, et mercredi 28 dudit mois [November]…. Jean Louis AUCTION CATALOGUE: LANEUVILLE, expert.
Catalogue d’une riche et agréable Collection de Tableaux, Et la vente…le lundi 26, mardi 27, et mercredi 28 dudit mois [November]…

Catalogue d’une riche et agréable Collection de Tableaux, Et la vente…le lundi 26, mardi 27, et mercredi 28 dudit mois [November]…

2 p.l., 60 pp. 8vo (189 x 131 mm.), late 19th-cent. marbled boards, red sheep lettering-piece on spine. Paris: Laneuville, Henry & Bonnefons de la Vialle, 1821.

A scarce sale catalogue of paintings and several drawings, with nearly all prices in a contemporary hand and several marginal notes, along with a curious letter bound-in at the end. The contents of this sale were probably drawn from the stock of Laneuville (1748-1826) and Bon Thomas Henry (1766-1836). One hand, in ink, has recorded all but a few prices, while another, possibly later and in pencil, has noted the provenance of one picture and several occasions when lots have been combined by the auctioneer. The added letter, addressed to a prince from “Gauthier,” mentions the sale and discusses Laneuville’s purchases. “Gauthier” apologizes for belatedly sending this catalogue to the addressee.

This catalogue describes 165 lots, nearly all of which are paintings. It offers works by Murillo, Ant. Carracci, da Cortona, L. Bakhuizen, N. Berchem, Bol, Cuyp, Dou, den Eeckhout, Dujardin, Metsu, Moucheron, Rembrandt, Rubens, Weenix, Wouwerman, Wijnants, S. Bourdon, Drolling, Claude, Leprince, J. Vernet, etc. The entries are fairly extensive and provide notes on provenance, the rarity of an artist’s work, and measurements.

An interesting copy of this rare catalogue; in North America, we find only the example at the University of Texas, Austin. Minor foxing in a few places. With the engraved bookplate of G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), the Parisian art dealer and collector of early art auction catalogues, on the front paste-down, and the stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title.

❧ Lugt 10134.

Oxford Art Online (Henry)–“He studied under Charles Landon and Jean-Baptiste Regnault. In 1793 he began to deal in pictures and until 1812 spent part of his time travelling abroad (mainly in Italy) to increase his knowledge of art. In October 1816 he was appointed Commissaire-expert des Musées Royaux, a post he held until his death. Between 1810 and 1830 he assembled an eclectic collection, purchasing either privately or at sales, among them the posthumous sales (1826 and 1827) of Vivant Denon. His tastes in Italian art ranged from the work of Fra Angelico to that of the 17th-century Bolognese masters…In 1834 Henry offered a large part of his collection to the town of Cherbourg, and on 29 July 1835 a museum to house his works was opened on the second floor of the Hôtel de Ville; it was later named the Musée Thomas-Henry.”.

Price: $1,250.00

Item ID: 7174