16 pp. 8vo (218 x 138 mm.), modern cream cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1817.
An extremely rare auction catalogue of prints, drawings, engraved plates, and books; WorldCat locates only the BnF copy. Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824) presided over more than 300 auctions and was the most prolific expert of the period.
107 lots, including prints by Audran, Bartolozzi, Edelinck, Earlom, Flippart, Morghen, Woollett, etc. The books and suites of prints consist of many of the famous and beautifully illustrated art historical works of the time, along with travel and archaeological works.
In fine condition. With the...
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16 pp. 8vo (218 x 138 mm.), modern cream cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1817.
8 pp. 8vo (219 x 137 mm.), modern cream cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.
A scarce sale catalogue of drawings and prints issued by Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824). Lugt only identifies the possible sellers as “Boullanger ou Perrier.” It consists of 63 lots, including work by Bervic, Desnoyers, Le Gouaz, Morghen, Porporati, Vernet, Vincent Woollett, etc.
In near fine condition; we locate no copy in North America. With the amusing engraved bookplate of [H]enry [Pannier] (1853-1935), the Parisian dealer of luxury objects and collector of early art auction catalogues, on the front paste-down, and the stamp...
35 pp. Small 8vo, self-bound & stitched. Paris: Defer; Leipzig, 1844.
A rare Defer catalogue. With 363 lots of prints belonging to the art historian Robert Dumesnil (1778-1864; see L.2199). This is the 11th sale under his name, according to Lugt. The supplement starting with lot 181 was likely from a different consigner. Pencil notes on verso of final leaf.
❧ Lugt 17306.
xiv, 336 pp., 19 pp. of printed price list. 8vo, later red half-pebbled cloth and marbled boards (upper cover slightly rubbed), spine lettered in gilt. Paris: Regnault & Silvestre, 1805.
The important sale catalogue of an art critic and early chronicler of the Salons. Saint-Yves (1717-1804), was a member of a well-known family of oculists. He became a prodigious and eclectic collector, having inherited a large fortune from his father, Etienne. The younger Saint-Yves was a considerable buyer at the Mariette, Boucher, Jullienne, Huquier, Neyman, Conti, and van Loo sales and owned complete collections of works by Dürer, Sadeler, Lucas...
80 pp. 8vo (216 x 135 mm.), early 20th-cent. cloth-backed marbled boards & orig. printed wrappers mounted on stubs, gilt title on spine. Paris: Bonnefons Delavialle, Ch. Paillet; London: Treuttel & Wurtz, Jarman; Amsterdam: Dufour & De la Chaux; Brussels: Danot; Berlin: Logier & Simon Schropp; Vienna: Schabacher, .
A fascinating and rare auction catalogue of an extensive and influential collection of Asian artifacts belonging to a “F. Sallé,” with many contemporary pencil annotations in the margins. We have been unable to ascertain his first name, but Sallé appears in numerous early 19th-century Parisian auction catalogues as the commissaire-priseur.
15 pp. 8vo, late 19th-century red cloth, title on spine. Paris: Folliot & Delalande, 1785.
A rare sale catalogue, of which we find no copy in North America. It describes a choice collection of 15 lots, with paintings by Poussin, Albani, Bril, Teniers, N. Berghem, etc. The experts write that normally with such a small collection they would not have issued a catalogue, but with the quality of these paintings, they thought it prudent to publish one. The Comte de Sauveterre was a high-level representative of the French king in Germany; however, we do not know his first name.
427,  pp. 8vo, cont. pink sheep-backed marbled boards (corners a bit worn), spine lettered in gilt. Antwerp: J. Grangé, .
Van Schorel, seigneur de Wilryck (1716-73), served as mayor of Antwerp. He was actively involved in the artistic life of the city and in the early 1740s played an important role in the reorganization and financial support of the city’s Academie voor Schoone Kunsten. Van Schorel formed one of the largest gatherings of Rubens’s oil sketches in the southern Netherlands in the eighteenth century. His splendid art collection featured twenty-eight paintings by Rubens. 202 lots of paintings, 88 lots...
ix, , 49 pp. 8vo (209 x 138 mm.), blue crushed morocco-backed marbled boards (tail of spine a trifle worn), title on spine. Paris: Bonnefons de la Vialle & Regnault-Delalande, 1814.
An uncommon sale catalogue detailing a very large collection of prints. Regnault-Delalande (1762-1824) was the era’s leading expert for sales of prints and issued more than 300 sale catalogues.
284 lots, many of which are sizable group lots. This catalogue describes prints by Aliamet, Baudet, Belle, C. Bloemaert, F. Bol, J. Browne, Ag. Carracci, Desnoyers, van Dyck, Earlom, Flippart, Massard, Morghen, Nanteuil, Piranesi, Porporati, Rembrandt, Strange, C. Visscher, Wille...
24 pp. 8vo (220 x 138 mm.), late 19th-cent. brown calf-backed marbled boards (joints a little worn), title on spine. Paris: Regnault & André, 1807.
The rare auction catalogue offering the collection of Suvée (1743-1807), the Belgian-born painter. In 1801 he became director of the Académie de France in Rome. This catalogue has 179 lots of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, painter’s tools, frames, etc. 43 lots of paintings and 17 lots of drawings are by Suvée.
Nice copy; some foxing to a few leaves. With the bookplate of G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), the Parisian art dealer and collector of early art...
14 pp. (of 16, title lacking, see below). 8vo (209 x 131 mm.), late 19th-cent. blue leather-backed marbled boards (spine rubbed), gilt title on spine. [Paris: 1827].
A very interesting and rare auction catalogue dispersing the eclectic cabinet of Talma (1763-1826), one of the great actors during the French Revolution and Napoleon’s reign. This catalogue comes from the library of the Goncourt brothers, with the customary red ink inscription of Edmond on the front free endpaper.
The contents of this sale are unnumbered. The first eight pages vividly detail costumes from Talma’s famous roles as Hamlet, Shakespeare, Nero, Clovis, Genghis...
38 pp. 8vo (190 x 125 mm.), early 20th-cent. cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Dumanoir & Paillet, 1826.
An uncommon auction catalogue describing the collection of Thibault (1757-1826), an artist and architect well-known for his vivid architectural drawings. He served as architect of the palaces at Neuilly and the Elysée, and was appointed professor of perspective at the Ecole des beaux-arts in 1819. Paillet has contributed a short biographical sketch for Thibault at the beginning of this volume.
This catalogue describes 367 lots, the majority of which consist of paintings, preparatory and finished drawings, and prints done by...
1 p.l., 38 pp. Small 8vo, orig. blue printed wrappers (wrappers a little defective), new stitching. Paris: Bonnefons de la Vialle & Defer, 1845.
297 lots of prints, drawings, and books. From the estate of Tiepolo (1727-1804), Venetian painter and etcher, and son of the famous Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770).
Very good copy; wrappers chipped. Duplicate stamp of the Bibliothèque Royale, Bruxelles, on upper wrapper.
❧ Lugt 17909.
20 pp. 8vo (184 x 125 mm.), late 19th-cent. red pebbled cloth-backed marbled boards (spine a little worn), spine gilt. Paris: Foliot & Gaubert, .
A scarce sale catalogue, fully priced in a contemporary hand, describing a choice collection of pictures; this copy belonged to a buyer at the sale who has marked in pencil that they purchased lot 28. Beyond “Tonnelier” the identity of the seller is unknown. The expert was probably Julien Foliot, a painter and sculptor active at this time.
53 lots, with an impressive range of mostly Northern paintings by Dujardin, A. van Ostade, D. Teniers...
30 pp. 8vo (206 x 132 mm.), orig. wrappers, stitched as issued. Paris: Méraut & Roux, 1815.
A very scarce auction catalogue of art belonging to a Colonel Trauchot. It describes 81 paintings, drawings, and prints. Roux, this sale’s expert, provides lengthy notes and measurements for each painting.
❧ Lugt 8788.
viii, 175 pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering-piece on spine. Paris: Bénard, 1806.
The uncommon sale catalogue of an exceptional print collection formed in Belgium. Wolfgang Guillaume, the third duc d’Ursel (?1730-1804), a Belgian general and husband of Flore d’Arenberg, focused his collecting on prints of paintings engraved by the painters themselves. The catalogue is arranged by school and within that by painter. We find engravings by Albani, Carracci, Maratti, Titian, Dürer, Hollar, Berghem, van Leyden, Rembrandt, Callot, Coypel, etc.
The catalogue thoroughly describes 948 lots of prints and drawings, many of which are...
22 pp., 1 leaf of “Approbation.” Small 8vo (160 x 95 mm.), 19th-century calf-backed marbled boards (joints a little rubbed), red morocco lettering-piece on spine. Paris: Prault & Barrois, 1748.
A rare sale catalogue of the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Gallic antiquities amassed by Valois (1671-1747), an early connoisseur of ancient objects, who was named antiquaire du roi. This was one of Gersaint’s final sales.
“Valois was the son and nephew of great 17th-century scholars, Adrien and Henri de Valois; antiquary of the king and pensionnaire de l’Académie des inscriptions, he accumulated sculptures, ancient bronze and more than 6000 medals...
2 p.l., 72 pp. Small 8vo, cont. red sheep-backed marbled boards (extremities slightly rubbed), spine gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Amsterdam: P. Yver, .
(—). Catalogue d’un precieux Cabinet de Desseins, Coloriés & Non-Coloriés des plus célebres Maîtres Hollandois & Flamands, &c. De même, que d’une tres belle Collection d’Estampes, de Choix. Parmi lesquelles il y a quelques Petits Oeuvres & des Ouvrages d’Estampes Reliées & non-Reliées presque Toutes Premieres Epreuves & des mieux conservées…La Vente s’en fera le Lundi 16 de Janvier 1775 & les Jours suivants…Par les Courtiers… 2 p.l., 235, , 78...
12, 250 pp. 8vo, attractive antique half-calf & speckled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Anvers: J. Grangé, [1773?].
An earlier owner attributes the ownership of this catalogue to Pierre François Gisbert de Schorel, seigneur de Wilryck (1716-73 or 1778) and mayor of Anvers, whose collection of paintings was sold the following year in Anvers by Grangé. Van Schorel was actively involved in the artistic life of Antwerp and in the early 1740s played an important role in the reorganization and financial support of the city’s Academie voor Schoone Kunsten. He formed one of the largest...
Woodcut vignette on title. 26 pp. 8vo (182 x 126 mm.), late 19th-cent. citron morocco backed-marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Basan, 1773.
A very scarce auction catalogue dispersing Vassé’s collection and the contents of his studio; WorldCat and the Getty Provenance Index record no copy in North America. The sculptor Vassé (1716-72), a favorite pupil of Bouchardon and later professor at the Académie Royale, “was ambitious, and he was aided in his desire for a prestigious career by the collector and antiquary the Comte de Caylus, who in turn hoped through Vassé to bring about a return to Classical...
8 pp. 8vo (213 x 140 mm.), disbound, single sheet folded. Paris: Dufossé & Regnault-Delalande, 1823.
A very scarce sale catalogue of pictures, drawings, prints, and ceramics. We are not able to identify the seller beyond the information provided on the title-page, that he was an English baronet. Our catalogue lists 57 lots. Webb’s library was sold by Debure several days previous.
In very good condition and in original state. From the Bibliothèque Heim.
❧ Lugt 10475.
Par Michel Huber [& continued by Jean Gottlob Stimmel from the 4th vol.]. Five vols. bound in seven. 8vo, not quite uniform cont. marbled boards (a little worn & rubbed, occasional foxing), pale blue lettering pieces on spines. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Hartel, -03-05-10-10.
The main series of auction catalogues of the most important collection of art formed in Leipzig in the 18th century. Winckler (1731-95), was a wealthy merchant and banker. Following his formal education, he made a European tour in Britain, Holland, and Switzerland and became intensely interested in art. Winckler started collecting prints and soon began buying paintings...
56 pp. 8vo (199 x 130 mm.), modern aubergine cloth (spine defective), title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.
A scarce and exceptionally large auction catalogue of paintings, drawings, prints, and antiquities. Based on contemporary inscriptions in other copies, the seller was a “Mme Bergeret,” but we are unable to further identify her. The Getty Provenance Index notes that a number of the paintings in this sale had been purchased at the Silvestre sale in 1811 (Lugt 7932). This is one of Regnault-Delalande’s larger sales with 421 lots, many of which consist of large group lots.
36 pp. Small 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed paste paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Musier, 1774.
The uncommon sale catalogue of a distinguished collection belonging to Antoine Antonin, duc de Gramont (1722-1801), who inherited the title in 1745. 106 lots thoroughly described, including works by Albani, Guerchin, Wouwermans, Jordaens, Watteau, etc.
Nice copy, despite inoffensive marginal worming to first five leaves.
❧ Lugt 2348.
iv, 159 pp. 8vo (200 x 135 mm.), antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, red morocco lettering-piece on spine, spine gilt. Paris: Chariot, Boileau & Joullain, 1773.
A scarce sale catalogue, priced throughout in a contemporary hand and with running totals, featuring a large number of drawings formerly in the Crozat collection. Lempereur (1701-79), a well-known jeweler and local politician, cultivated a close relationship with Mariette, and at Mariette’s sale, Lempereur advised the king on drawings worthy of the royal collection. Gersaint counted Lempereur among his most important clients. Lempereur’s son, Jean Baptiste Denis (1726-96), continued in his footsteps as a passionate...