Vente d'une Collection de Tableaux capitaux et du plus beau choix, des Trois Ecoles; Statues de marbre, Bronzes, Tables antiques, de Florence, Piscines, et autres objets, provenant de Voyages faits tant en Italie, qu'en Flandres, en Hollande, en Suisse, et à Genève par J. B. P. Lebrun
by (AUCTION CATALOGUE: LE BRUN, Jean Baptiste Pierre).
...la Vente, Paris le lundi ["16" supplied by hand] et jours suivans. 80, 8 pp. 8vo, cont. red sheep maroquiné, sides with a double gilt fillet & a floral design, flat spine nicely gilt, a.e.g. [Paris]: 1811. One of the very rare auction catalogues issued by Le Brun of paintings, sculptures, bronzes, etc. from his stock. Le Brun (1748-1813), started as a painter who exhibited at the Salon several times, but had his greatest successes as an art dealer, collector, and writer on the history of art (his Galerie des Peintres flamands, hollandaise et allemands, 1792-96 was highly influential). 241 lots with an unnumbered lot at end of "une belle collection de dessins." The final eight leaves provide the schedule of the sale. Bound-in at end is a leaf of manuscript detailing the contents of lot 52 (described in print as "Vingt cinq Tableaux" and providing some artists names and "autres maîtres"). This copy has been priced throughout in a contemporary hand with buyers' names and running totals at the outer upper corner of each leaf. A fine copy from the Heim collection with bookplate. ❧ Benezit, Vol. 8, p. 596. Lugt 7970. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5135)
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