Catalogue d’une Collection nombreuse d’Estampes anciennes et modernes, des Ecoles d’Italie, d’Espagne, d’Allemagne, et autres Pays du Nord; de Flandre, de Hollande, d’Angleterre et de France. Oeuvres, Recueils, Galeries et Cabinets; Livres a Figures, Livres sur les Arts: Tableaux et Dessins, provenant du Cabinet de M. Le Comte V…… P…… Par F.L. Regnault Delalande. La Vente de cette Collection se fera…le mercredi 9 février…et jours suivans…jusqu’au lundi 28 du dit mois…. Vincent AUCTION CATALOGUE: [POTOCKI [or POTOSKI, Comte.

A Famous Polish Collection

Catalogue d’une Collection nombreuse d’Estampes anciennes et modernes, des Ecoles d’Italie, d’Espagne, d’Allemagne, et autres Pays du Nord; de Flandre, de Hollande, d’Angleterre et de France. Oeuvres, Recueils, Galeries et Cabinets; Livres a Figures, Livres sur les Arts: Tableaux et Dessins, provenant du Cabinet de M. Le Comte V…… P…… Par F.L. Regnault Delalande. La Vente de cette Collection se fera…le mercredi 9 février…et jours suivans…jusqu’au lundi 28 du dit mois…

xvi, 255 pp. 8vo (199 x 131 mm.), modern marbled wrappers. Paris: Regnault Delalande, 1820.

The scarce sale catalogue of a famous Polish art collection and library, with all of the prices for paintings and drawings (lots 801-62) recorded in a contemporary hand. Vincent Potocki (1740-1825), great-nephew of Stanislas Leszczynski, the King of Poland, and grand chamberlain to the king, enjoyed the comforts of a large fortune. He formed an admirable collection of prints, books, and paintings from all across Europe, spanning several centuries.

The scarce sale catalogue of a famous Polish art collection and library, with all of the prices for paintings and drawings (lots 801-62) recorded in a contemporary hand. Vincent Potocki (1740-1825), great-nephew of Stanislas Leszczynski, the King of Poland, and grand chamberlain to the king, enjoyed the comforts of a large fortune. He formed an admirable collection of prints, books, and paintings from all across Europe, spanning several centuries.

The present catalogue describes 607 lots of prints in sheets and in recueils, by or after Amman, the three Audrans, Bartolozzi, Cochin, Hollar, Le Clerc, Lucas de Leyde, Rubens, Cornelis and Jan de Visscher, etc.; 18 lots of views; 14 lots of suites of prints concerning costumes, caricatures, and monuments; one lot of duplicate prints; 44 lots of bound prints; 116 lots of fine illustrated books in natural history, architecture (including a long run of Piranesi’s works on pp. 181-86), geography, ancient history, and portraits; and 30 lots of books on the arts, which include the earliest catalogues raisonnés of Rembrandt, Dürer, and Rubens, as well as the sale catalogues of famous collections formed by Marolles, Paignon-Dijonval, Mariette, and Basan. Herein reappears the celebrated ensemble of prints after Rubens that Potocki purchased at the van Schorel sale of 1774 (lots 386-397). The catalogue concludes with a useful index of artists.

Very good copy of a most interesting and varied collection. With the stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title.

❧ Lugt 9728.

Price: $1,950.00

Item ID: 7401