Catalogue des Tableaux, Dessins, Gouaches, Estampes, et autres Articles curieux composant le Cabinet de feu… Par H. Delaroche. La Vente s’en fera…[added in cont. ms]: “6 juin 1814.”. Claude Henry AUCTION CATALOGUE: BRISEBARRE.

With Many Prices & Buyers Recorded

Catalogue des Tableaux, Dessins, Gouaches, Estampes, et autres Articles curieux composant le Cabinet de feu… Par H. Delaroche. La Vente s’en fera…[added in cont. ms]: “6 juin 1814.”

iv, 34 pp. Small 8vo (198 x 130 mm.), stitched as issued (spine a little defective). Paris: Delaroche & Bonnefons de la Vialle, 1814.

A scarce sale catalogue, with many contemporary pencil annotations recording the prices and buyers. Brisebarre (d. 1813) was an administrator at the Banque de France, and this auction took place at his home on rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, no. 38. The present sale was postponed from 5 April to 6 June (hence the two Lugt numbers), probably due to Napoleon’s return from exile; the correct date has been written in on the title-page of our copy.

This catalogue describes a total of 182 lots, with a large number of modern French paintings. We find works by Boucher, Bruandet, Bidault, Boissieu, Demarne, Drolling, Hue, Lantara, Mlle. Jenny Legrand, Lespinasse, Meunier, Nicolle, Saint-Martin, Senave, Taunay, etc. Nearly all of the prices and more than half of the buyers’ names have been noted in the margins.

A nice copy. Stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of the first leaf.

❧ Lugt 8497 & 8534.

Price: $850.00

Item ID: 7405