Newsletter no. 1
Monday 3rd July 2023
Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB PARIS 2023
This week, discover an Aubusson tapestry from the 1950s presented by Galerie Chevalier, a rare book on butterflies chosen by Librairie Camille Sourget and a pair of sculptures by Galerie Dei Bardi.
The Galerie Chevalier, located at 25, rue de Bourgogne in the 7th arrondissement, is the continuation of the family business that dates back to 1917. The gallery is now run by Céline Letessier and Amélie-Margot Chevalier, continuing the passion initiated by their parents Dominique Chevalier and Nicole de Pazzis-Chevalier.
The gallery now focuses on modern (1920 to 1960) and contemporary (1970 to the present) tapestries. You can admire the great names of the 20th century tapestry revival (Jean Lurçat, Mathieu Matégot, Pierre Daquin, Emile Gilioli, Robert Wogensky…) and the contemporary artists who use, decline or divert this medium in the 21st century (Jon Eric Riis, Françoise Paressant...).
The Galerie Chevalier also edits contemporary Parsua rugs that perpetuate a Persian tradition and celebrate a method of production that respects both man and nature. The Galerie Chevalier is also highly regarded as an expert and consultant in antique rugs and antique tapestries.
Camille Sourget Bookshop
The Camille Sourget Bookshop, is located at 93 rue de Seine for 15 years now, in the sixth arrondissement of Paris, where the literary and artistic heart of the capital beats.
Competence, authenticity and honesty are the commitments of this dynamic, internationally renowned 100% women’s bookshop. The bookshop publishes and sends out 4 luxurious paper catalogues a year and is also proud to be one of the most dynamic antiquarian bookshops on social media through Instagram, Facebook, etc. Librairie Camille Sourget participates in the most important international fairs, including TEFAF Maastricht, FAB Paris, the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, Paris International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Grand Palais, etc.
Its specialities are literary first editions and all the beautiful illustrated books that marked their time from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century in various fields such as natural sciences, architecture, travel and atlases, fashion, etc.
Ernst J.J. et Engramelle Marie-Dominique Joseph.
Papillons d’Europe peints d’après nature par Ernst, gravés et coloriés sous sa direction (et sous celle de Gigot d’Orcy).
Première partie, les Chenilles, Crysalides et Papillons de Jour; second part chenilles, crisalides et papillons sphinx.
8 volumes large 4to of: I/ (4) ll., 1 colored frontispiece, xxxiv pp., 206 pp., (1) l. between pp. 86 and 87, (1) l. of notice of the editors, xi pp., 51 plates including 3 in black for the Instruction sur la chasse et le développement des papillons which occupies pp. 87 to 111; II/ (3) ll., 1 colored frontispiece, pp. 207 to 343, (1) p. of Additions and corrections, 44 plates in color; III/ (2) ll. x pp. 132 pp, 38 plates in color, IV/ (3) ll. 1 frontispiece, 215 pp, (1) l. errata, 49 plates in color; V/ (2) ll. 152 pp (gap in the pagination from pp. 90 to 93), (1) l. Avis, 39 plates; VI/ (2) ll, 176 pp. 47 plates, (1) l. errata; VII/ (2) ll. 173 pp. 48 plates in color, (1) l. errata, (1) f. Avis; VIII/ (1) l. 157 pp. 37 plates, (1) l. Avis. That is to say in total 3 engraved frontispieces of which 2 in color, 350 plates in color and 3 in black.
Full marbled blond calf, triple gilt fillet around the covers, gilt flower at the corners, flat spines decorated with three gilt butterflies, blued edges. Extremely rare and beautiful contemporary binding with gilt butterflies.
291 x 227 mm.
FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EARLY FRENCH BOOK ON BUTTERFLIES.
Nissen ZBI, 1300; Hagen, p. 213; Horn-Schenkling 6051; Graesse II, 498; Brunet, II, 1048-1049; A. Birembaut, Les frères Engramelle: VIII° Congrès International d’Histoire des Sciences (1956), p. 149.
SUPERB WORK “well executed” (Brunet).
THE ILLUSTRATION IN THE FIRST ISSUE INCLUDES 3 FRONTISPIECES AND 350 FULL-PAGE PLATES PRESENTING MORE THAN 3 000 BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS ENTIRELY HAND-PAINTED AND ENHANCED WITH GOLD OR SILVER AFTER WATERCOLORS BY J.J. ERNST.
The prints are numbered 1 to 342 with an additional 8 plates placed in volume II. The work also features 3 frontispieces, 2 of which are in superb coloring, and 3 plates in black of capture and treatment instruments.
Dei Bardi Art is a third-generation family-owned gallery run by Alessandra Dei Bardi and her daughter, Giulia. Grounded by a strong family tradition, the gallery was founded in 1976. After more than thirty years’ experience in the Italian art market and ten years on the Parisian and international scene, it opened its doors in the renowned Sablon district of Brussels in 2019.
Dei Bardi Art offers a wide selection of works, ranging from medieval sculptures and Wunderkammer objects to Renaissance sculptures, with a special emphasis on marble and stone sculptures. Driven by their passion for everything beautiful, they are known for our ability and taste to create contemporary ambiences highlighting each works of art’s intrinsic qualities and the dialogue between periods, movements and materials.
From Florence to Brussels, Dei Bardi Art aims to shed new light on European sculptures and works of art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
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