La Collection Dutuit au Petit Palais des Champs-Elysées. Histoire de la Collection par Georges Cain
by (DUTUIT, Eugène & Auguste)
Many illus. Two vols. Large folio (440 x 330 mm), cont. crimson morocco (extremities a bit worn), panelled in gilt, spines gilt, doublures of red & blue morocco gilt, crimson silk moiré endpapers, t.e.g. Paris: Manzi, Joyant & Cie, 1903. Limited to 200 numbered copies of this luxuriously printed and richly illustrated catalogue, finely bound and printed on heavy paper, issued to celebrate the bequest of the wide-ranging collections of the Dutuit brothers to the city of Paris. Eugène (1807-86) and his younger brother Auguste (1812-1902), inherited a large fortune from their father, a successful cotton merchant. They amassed an impressive collection of paintings, illuminated manuscripts, fine French bindings, enamels, sculpture, faience, and other works of art. After the death of Eugène, Auguste bequeathed it all to the city and it resides in the Petit Palais to this day. Fine copies. Bookplate of "Stanton & Harriet Christensen.". (Inventory #: 6055)
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