Catalogue de Tableaux à l'huile, à gouasse & au pastel; Peintures de la Chine, Enluminures; Desseins précieux, & Estampes choisies, montées, non montées & en recueil; Boëtes de la Chine, Couleur, Pierre d'Italie; différens Ustensiles servant à la Peinture; Objets curieux, & Livres. De Feu M. Huquier, Graveur. Dont la Vente se fera le 9 Novembre 1772, & jours suivans… Par F. C. Joullain fils
by (AUCTION CATALOGUE: HUQUIER (or Hucquier), Gabriel)
xii, 292 pp. Small 8vo, later paste paper boards (spine slightly rubbed), label on spine. Paris: Prault, 1772. The uncommon catalogue of the fourth and final sale of Huquier's collection, which took place after his death. Huquier (1695-1772), a leading engraver and publisher of his time, not only earned commissions from Watteau, Gillot, and Meissonnier, but also executed numerous works in the realms of interior decoration and architecture for Jacques de la Joue and Charles Parrocel. During his illustrious career, he produced 970 works, including 362 designs for Watteau, which earned him "a funeral conducted with much pomp and attended by an array of clergy who sung a mass in his honor."-Benezit, Vol. 7, pp. 471-72. Huquier was a very considerable collector of drawings, prints, and illustrated books. 1327 lots, including 126 books on architecture, decoration, festivals, etc. There is an index of artists for the painting and print sections. Pages 240 to the end detail his working collection of the most important 18th-century French and Dutch book and art sale catalogues in 55 grouped lots. Nice copy. Largely priced in contemporary red crayon and pencil with many names provided. Stamp of the Furstlich Ysenburgsche Bibliothek. ❧ Lugt 2075. For a fuller description of the sale see Lugt, Marques de Collections, p. 229.
(Inventory #: 6095)
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