Newsletter no. 14

Wednesday 16th August 2023

Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB PARIS 2023

This week, discover an artwork proposed by Galerie Costermans & Pelgrims de Bigard, a book by Francesco Colonna chosen by Librairie Jean-Baptiste de Proyart and an oil on cardboard by Serge Charchoune selected by Galerie Rosenberg & Co.

Costermans & Pelgrims de Bigard

Since 1839 six generations of antique dealers and collectors have alternated at House Costermans, showing exceptional works of Art as a result of their passion for Art and continual research.

In the heart of the prestigious Sablon neighborhood, the Costermans family presents in their unique XVIIIth century Mansion, a selection of old masters paintings in partnership with Cédric Pelgrims de Bigard, and decorative Arts from the XVIIth to the XIXth century. Costermans is member of ROCAD, SNA, and CINOA.

Mazarin desk Attributed to Renaud Gaurdon. Circa 1700

Mazarin desk
Attributed to Renaud Gaurdon.
Circa 1700
82 cm high; 118 cm wide; 69 cm deep

Librairie Jean-Baptiste de Proyart

Antiquarian bookseller and manuscript expert, Jean-Baptiste de Proyart began his career at Sotheby’s in London in 1993, before opening the books and manuscripts department at Sotheby’s Paris.

Independent since 2004, specializing in the appraisal, purchase and resale of manuscripts and antiquarian books, Jean-Baptiste de Proyart has organized numerous prestigious sales of book and manuscript collections, including those of Pierre Berès, Jean Patou, André Tissot-Dupont and François Mitterrand.

Jean-Baptiste de Proyart is a member of the SFEP.

13231 Francesco Colonna Hypnerotomachia Poliphili  [Le Songe de Poliphile] Venise, Alde Manuce, 1499

Francesco Colonna
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili  [Le Songe de Poliphile]
Venise, Alde Manuce, 1499

“Le Songe de Poliphile” is a typographical masterpiece, one of the few illustrated works to come off the alde presses.

A copy with a remarkable chain of provenance
Luigi de Cassano Serra (1747-1825), 4th Duke of Cassano,
George John, 2nd Spencer Count (1758-1834),
Henri Gallice (1854-1931)
then Marcel Jeanson (1885-1942).

Rosenberg & Co.

Rosenberg & Co., on the upper east side of Manhattan, continues Marianne Rosenberg‘s family’s distinguished tradition of exhibiting both Modern and contemporary art. The gallery presents an international roster of works by prominent Impressionist and Modern artists, and continues the legacy of working with contemporary artists. The gallery renews a focus on the highest standards of connoisseurship and expertise that have been cultivated over generations by the family.

The gallery represents the estates of Fred Stein, Jeffrey Wasserman, and Marguerite Louppe & Maurice Brianchon, as well as contemporary artists Brendan Stuart Burns, Nguyen Cam and Ann Christopher. Marianne Rosenberg is a committee member of the Fondazione Giacomo Manzù, and represents the Comité Léger within the United States.

Serge Charchoune, La course effrénée de Phébus, 1943, Oil on cardboard

Serge Charchoune
La course effrénée de Phébus
Oil on cardboard
25 x 27.5 cm
Signed Charchoune lower right.
Creuze, Raymond. Charchoune. Tome II. 1975.
Illustrated front cover, n°355.


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