CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ DES TABLEAUX, SCULPTURES, TANT DE MARB...
by Remy & Glomy
Text in French. Auction of tables, marble and bronze sculptures, prints and drawings, porcelains, rare furniture, jewelry and other effects of the Duke of Tallard. Camille d'Hostun, Duc de Tallard (1652-1728) was an officer in the army of Louis XIV, became a Marshal of France in 1703 and was captured by the British at the Battle of Blenheim (1704), where he commanded the Franco-Bavarian armies. He later became governor of Franche-Comté and president of the French Academy of Science. 1132 lots. Foreword, table of contents and listing of errata. Includes supplement with descriptions of items omitted from the original catalogue. Dates of auction listed in this volume from March 22 to April 10, 1756. Includes four pages of handwritten notes about the Tallard family. Frontispiece by Baudouin inv. Huquier fil. sculp. Bookseller's plate on front pastedown. 20th century previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Annotated with realized prices and purchasers' names throughout. Scuffed along edges and spine. Some old water stains at edges of title page through page 2 and at places in the back.