Eight sales bound in one volume.

Seven printed at Paris & one at Bruxelles, Various Printers, 1825-1828. 8vo. Various pagination. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco backed marbled boards (bumped), spine title gilt (crown chipped). Ad I-VIII: A clutch of painting sales, totaling some twelve hundred lots, plus some of drawings, furniture, enamels, sculpture, cut stones, porcelain and lacquerware. FIVE CATALOGS HAVE PRICES IN CONTEMPORARY MS. (I-IV, VI), and one has a printed list of results (V). The first sale — “EINE BEDEUTENDE SAMMLUNG” (AKL) — was the property of the painter who directed three royal collections and oversaw painting restoration at the Louvre. Danoot (II) built his collection 1720-70. In contrast, Bizet (III) assembled nearly all the most important work of J.A. Gros (1771-1835). Fries (IV), the Viennese banker, amassed three hundred paintings, 100,000 prints and drawings and a 16,000 volume library — all liquidated to pay creditors. Certainly Lapeyrière (V) was pleased with his returns: a Correggio Holy Family at 80,000, Rubens’ on the same theme at 64,000, an Albani Virgin and Child for 45,100 . The multiple-consignor 1825 anonymous sale (VI) had two Borchs at the top, making 24,000 and 10,155 respectively. Rosiert’s dispersal (VII) was more varied, with just over half the lots paintings, while Montmorency (VIII) had only paintings, 210, and five lots of drawings, all by miniaturist Nanine Vallain. In excellent condition.Bonnemaison, Férréol. Catalogue De Tableaux Précieux. Paris, [A.-L. Coniam] 1827. 8vo. [vi], VI, 46 [r. 88], [2 blank]p. Lugt 11401. Item #8309

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