La Vente Mariette
Le Catalogue Iluustre Par Gabriel de Saint-Aubin

[English & Italian]

Edited by Maria Bugli, et al.
December 2011
Mondadori Electa
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9788837071707
552 pages
$162.50 Hardcover

When, in 1775, were beaten in Paris during a long rod all the pieces in possession of PierreJean Handcuffs (1694-1774) was a legendary collection of dispersing more than nine thousand priceless drawings including works by Rubens, Watteau, Poussin, Michelangelo, Raphael .. . A rare catalog of the auction, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, contains the description of all the works offered for sale on the fringes with illustrations by Gabriel de Saint-Aubm (1624-1780). Just these drawings marginal glosses fast figurative sketched in pencil, were key to redial the extraordinary collection Manette. The volume reproduces the example of Boston.


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