Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 900
Sacchini, Antonio (1730-1786)
Renaud Tragedie Lyrique.

Paris: Chez le Duc, 1783.

Ex libris Madame la Baronne de Montesquiou, with her name tooled boldly in large gilt letters on the front board; bound in full contemporary diced russia, with gilt floral tools in each corner, musically themed tooling to spine panels, aeg, very nicely preserved (some minor worming), engraved throughout, 12 3/4 x 10 in.

Sacchini dedicated his first opera for the French stage to Marie Antoinette. The baroness who owned this copy was Jeanne Marie Hocquart de Montfermeil (1743-1792), who married Anne-Pierre, Marquis de Montesquiou-Fézensac (1739-1798) in 1760 at the age of seventeen. Her portrait by Elisabeth Vigée le Brun survives. Presumably a patron of the arts, in addition to being a book collector, a symphony by composer Jean-François Tapray was dedicated to Madame la Baronne in 1781.