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art dealer (person), art collector, art historian, collector of Dutch and Flemish painting
published in 1751 the 'Catalog raisonné de toutes les pièces qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt', the first oeuvre catalog of Rembrandt's etchings; Gersaint played a crucial role in establishing the French 18th-century taste for Netherlandish 17th-century pictures, drawings, and prints (Turner et al. 1996)
Nationality/school
French
Born
Paris 1694
Deceased
Paris 1750-03-24
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In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
Gersaint wrote in the foreword to the auction catalog Catalogue raisonné des tableaux (...) provenant de la succession de feu Monsieur Charles Godefroy, Banquier & Joüaillier, Paris 1748 (Lugt 684), that he received an allowance or pension from Lériget de Lafaye, Comtesse de Verrue and her son-in-law Prince de Carignan, to take care of the maintenance of their cabinets (Roscam Abbing 1999, p. 164-165, note V).
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  • Parijs 1710 - 1749
    His art shop was located on Pont Notre-Dame.
  • Noordelijke Nederlanden (historische regio) 1733 - 1749
    During this period he traveled to Holland twelve times to buy paintings, drawings and other art objects, usually in the summer or in the fall (Michel 2007, p. 134-135).
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Creation date: 2008-07-10; Last modified date: 2021-07-29

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