38 pp. 8vo (200 x 125 mm.), orig. rose printed wrappers (some tape repairs & spine worn), stitched as issued. Paris: Elie & Bonnefond de Sarial, 1818.
A scarce sale catalogue, in its original wrappers, consisting of 108 lots of mostly paintings, with a handful of drawings and prints. Administered by Elie (n.d.), who was part of the generation of experts that filled the vacuum caused by the deaths of Jean Baptiste Pierre Lebrun in 1813 and Alexandre Joseph Paillet in 1814. Trained as a painter, Elie started his activities as a picture dealer at the beginning of the century. Between 1801 and 1810, records show that he organized 13 paintings sales.
The present catalogue describes paintings by Guercino, Titian, Molnaert, Boilly, Marguérite Gérard, Swagers, Senave, Drolling, Teniers père, etc. Many of the entries are lengthy and informative.
A nice copy; some wear to the upper wrapper. With addressee inscribed on the upper wrapper. We locate no copy of this catalogue in North America.
❧ Lugt 9281. B. Fredericksen & B. Peronnet eds., Répertoire des tableaux vendus en France au XIXe siècle, Vol. I, pp. xvii & xix.
Item ID: 7306