Beschreibung der königlichen Bildergallerie und des Kabinets im Sans-Souci.

Potsdam, C.F. Voß, 1764. 8vo. [ii], VI, 134, [3]p. Etched title vignette of Painting (Meil). Original drab gray paper over heavy card boards, uncut. First Edition, THE FIRST CATALOG OF FREDERICK THE GREAT’S PAINTING COLLECTION AT SANSSOUCI. Dutch and Flemish masters dominate with Italians in second place. Entries follow the order of the newly opened galleries and give the title, artist, dimensions and secondary sources. They also comment on color, modeling and composition. Before becoming Director of the Painting Galleries at Sanssouci in 1757, Österreich served as head of paintings at Dresden. A fine copy of an essential source.Schlosser-Magnino, La lett. artistica 493; Die Bildergalerie in Sanssouci Festschrift z. Wiedereröffnung 1996 ed. Sommer 208-9 & 215; UCBA II: 1492; EWA 10: 398. Item #7077

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