PUBL: “Pierre Le Tessier de Montarsis and a network of picture dealers in early 18th century Paris“, article by François Marandet, The Burlington Magazine, May 2021, pp. 428-436

Before auction catalogues became common in the 1730s, the workings of the art market in Paris are difficult to reconstruct. A series of transactions recorded in previously unexplored documents reveals new information about the activities of a circle of dealers who supplied paintings to leading collectors, including the duc d’Orléans and Pierre Crozat.

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