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Catalogue raisonnĂ©, des Tableaux, Diamans, Bagues…Bijoux & autres Effets provenant de la Succession de feu Monsieur Charles Godefroy…Par E.F. Gersaint, etc. Cette Vente commencera le Lundi de la Quasimodo 22. Avril 1748
Folding engraved plate. ix, [1], 48 pp. Small 8vo, attractive modern paste-paper wrappers. Paris: P. Prault & J. Barrois, 1748. The uncommon sale catalogue of the paintings, jewels, and other possessions of Charles Godefroy, described on the title as a banker and jeweler. The sale was managed by the great connoisseur Gersaint (d. 1750); he was the leading auctioneer of the time in Paris of art objects and natural history specimens. Gersaint was not only an auctioneer with an exceptional ability to immediately and accurately evaluate paintings, prints, and natural history objects but was also an exceptional scholar. 46 lots of paintings and 24 lots of jewelry. The painting section has been priced with a few buyers' names in a contemporary hand. The folding plate depicts lot 48. Fine copy.
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