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Inventory of paintings belonging to Louis-Antoine Crozat, 1771., 1771.

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  • Title:
    Inventory of paintings belonging to Louis-Antoine Crozat, 1771., 1771.
  • Creation Date: 1771.
  • Physical Desc.: 30 unnumbered pages on 16 leaves
  • Summary: A manuscript inventory of paintings belonging to Louis-Antoine Crozat, baron de Thiers. The inventory of 340 items is arranged alphabetically by artist.
  • Language: French
  • Additional Formats: Inventory of paintings belonging to Louis-Antoine Crozat (http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat725306)
  • Notes: "M. de Thiers, Baron Crozat"--ink inscription on front cover.
    "1771 Mars le 25"--ink inscription on front cover.
    Written in brown ink on 16 unstitched folded leaves (30 unnumbered pages or 15 double-page spreads) of ruled laid paper watermarked with crown and grapes, and letters: W. Roumestant [?]. The leaves appear to have been taken from a ledger, and bear stenciled page numbers upside down at the lower corners. Additional pencil and black ink annotations throughout.
    In 1772, the bulk of Louis-Antoine Crozat's collection of paintings was sold by his heirs to Catherine the Great of Russia, through the agency of Denis Diderot and the collector François Tronchin, and became the nucleus of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
  • Form/Genre: Inventories--France--18th century.
  • Subjects: Crozat, Louis Antoine, baron de Thiers, 1700-1770--Art collections.
  • Format: Mixed material
  • Contributors: Crozat, Louis Antoine, baron de Thiers, 1700-1770.
  • ID/Accession Number: 2007.M.8
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  • Source: GRI Digital Collections

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