Catalogue Raisonné D’Objets D’Arts.

Paris, [Le Blanc for] F.-L. Regnault-Delandine, 1810. 8vo. [ii], xvi, 555p. Contemporary drab paper wrappers, printed spine label (spine cracked), uncut. FIVE GENERATIONS OF PAINTERS, ENGRAVERS AND PRINT PUBLISHERS BUILT THIS COLLECTION — Israël Henriet (c. 1590-1661), Israël Silvestre (1621-91), Charles-François (1667-1741), Nicolas-Charles (1699-1767) and Jacques-Augustin (1719-1809). Nicolas then Jacques tutored the royal children in drawing. Prints (653 lots) follow paintings and drawings (673), many coming directly from the artists. The intaglio entries consume three-quarters of the catalog and often note the state of the impressions. Intimidating, lot 792, Portraits, is a collection in itself: 345 individual sheets by or after Van Dyk by sixty-two artists described in thirty pages. With a preliminary life of the consignor, essays on national schools and an index, the catalog was also marketed as a reference book (4 fr. 80 c.). A powerful figure in art auctions, Regnault-Delandine offers an autobibliography of his 211 sales from 1785 to 1810, many the private collection and/or commercial property of engravers and print publishers. In good condition, bookplate and embossed title stamp of art historian Baron Doctor Cornelius Ver Heyden De Lancey (1889–1984), bookplate of Gray’s Inn Library on rear pastedown.Blanc, Le Trésor de la curiosité II: 589-91; Lugt 7932. Item #8320

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