Catalogue des tableaux de Mr. de Jullienne

This manuscript catalogue of the paintings and drawings of the famous eighteenth-century collector Jean de Jullienne (1686–1766) contains 144 leaves (first and last four leaves are blank) with small watercolor illustrations showing where they hung in his Paris house. It was compiled by Jean-Baptiste-François de Montullé (1721–1787), Jullienne's cousin who was his successor in the family business and his residuary legatee. The catalogue can be dated about 1756 on the basis of the compiler's comment in connection with a picture by Oudry that the artist died recently, as Oudry died in April 1755. It includes a frontispiece of small cupids representing the Arts (after Boucher?) with monogram DJ; a title-page; a preface signed "Montullé"; a plan of the appartments; a list of 367 paintings and drawings interspersed with forty-two plates (no. 31 folding, no. 30 missing) showing elevations of walls hung with framed paintings and drawings, 152 of which are represented in miniature; a chronological table of the artists and their paintings divided into Italian, Flemish, and French schools; and an index of artists.

French School
18th century
Catalogue des tableaux de Mr. de Jullienne
Pen and black ink, gray wash, and watercolor, over preliminary indications in black chalk, on paper.
Binding: 7 15/16 x 10 9/16 inches (202 x 268 mm); leaf: 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (196 x 260 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.
1966.8