21 March 2005
LA VALLIÈRE, Louis César de La Baume-Le-Blanc, duc de (1708-80) -- Alexandre-Joseph PAILLET (expert). Catalogue des tableaux précieux, des plus grands Maîtres des Ecoles Flamande et Hollandoise; dont la Vente se fera le 21 Février 1781. Paris: Prault for Maître Delaville, commissaire-priseur, and Paillet, 1781.
8o (223 x 140 mm). Collation: A-C8. Unbound, stabbed as issued, edges uncut. Morocco folding case.
THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE SALE CATALOGUE OF LA VALLIERE'S IMPORTANT OLD MASTER PAINTINGS, which offered not only Flemish and Dutch pictures as mentioned on the title, but also Spanish (Velazquez), Italian (Veronese, Tintoretto, Raphael) and French Masters (Rigaud, Le Nain, Coypel). Six paintings, five of which are portraits, were confidently catalogued by Paillet as by Rembrandt, two are given to his school. The catalogue is in entirely ORIGINAL CONDITION.
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