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YVER, Pierre. Supplement au catalogue raisonné de M.M. Gersaint, Helle & Glomy de toutes les pieces qui forment l’oeuvre de Rembrandt. Amsterdam, chez Pierre Yver, Marchand de Tableaux & d’Estampes, 1756.
HECQUET, R. Catalogue des estampes gravées d’après Rubens, auquel on a joint l’Oeuvre de Jordaens, & celle de Visscher avec un secret pour blancher les estampes ... Paris, chez Briasson … Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1751.
3 works bound in two vols., 8vo, (1) pp. xxxii, 326, , with finely etched frontispiece portrait after Rembrandt; (2) pp. viii, 187, ; (3) pp. , iii, , iii-xi, 132, 44, ; French contemporary mottled calf (not uniform), gilt spines, red stained edges.
First edition of the first systematic catalogue of Rembrandt’s etchings written by the distinguished Parisian connoisseur and art dealer Gersaint. The catalogue is still consulted today, offering a wealth of information on the quality and appearance of the prints, their states, and their rarity in the 18th century art market. Gersaint described 314 prints. Appended here is the important supplement, written by the print dealer Pierre Yver five years later.
First edition: the first catalogue of Rubens’ engraved book illustrations.
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