Catalogue d’une Collection de Tableaux et Dessins des Ecoles Francaise, Flamande et Hollandaise, provenant des recherches et des voyages de A. Pérignon… dont la Vente aura lieu les mardi 7, mercredi 8 et jeudi 9 décembre 1813…. Alexis Nicolas AUCTION CATALOGUE: PERIGNON, expert.

Pérignon’s First Sale

Catalogue d’une Collection de Tableaux et Dessins des Ecoles Francaise, Flamande et Hollandaise, provenant des recherches et des voyages de A. Pérignon… dont la Vente aura lieu les mardi 7, mercredi 8 et jeudi 9 décembre 1813…

40 pp. Small 8vo (198 x 125 mm.), 20th-cent. cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Pérignon & Chariot, 1813.

The scarce catalogue, fully priced in a contemporary hand, of the first auction administered by Pérignon (1785-1864), an influential dealer, collector, and eventual advisor to the Louvre. He assembled this group of paintings and drawings over the course of trips to Belgium and Holland. Many French dealers exploited the turbulent times of the Napoleonic era to travel and pry artworks from private hands and ecclesiastical collections.

The 144 lots described include works from the Northern school by Jordaens, J. B. Weenix, J. & S. van Ruysdael, A. van Ostade, ter Borch, Dou, van Huysum, D. Teniers, Brauwer, Hals, Ph. & P. Wouwerman, Dujardin, J. Asselijn, Moucheron, Molnaert, Steen, Bega, etc. Among the French artists represented we find pieces by Taunay, Swagers, Greuze, Lantara, Norblin, Ingres, J. Vernet, etc. Each entry offers a concise description and measurements.

Nice copy. 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; the stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title.

❧ Lugt 8456. For an instructive examination of Pérignon’s life see Laurence Lhinares, “Alexis-Nicolas Pérignon (1785-1864), peintre, expert, marchand et collectionneur,” in La revue des musées de France, Revue du Louvre, no. 5, 2013.

Price: $750.00

Item ID: 7356