Ambroise-Méry Vincent

Vincent, Ambroise-Méry

Pariser Architekt und Gartengestalter (geb. 1776). Autograph letter signed („Mery Vincent“). Paris. 2 SS. 4to.
$ 2,544 / 2.500 € (25704)

To Christian Daniel Rauch, court sculptor at Berlin, and contiguous to Johann Gottfried Schadow, one of the leading sculptors of Prussian Classicism. While being in Paris recently, Rauch had shown some interest in acquiring a statue belonging to Vincent and Cortot for the Royal Museum at Berlin. Since he had not heard anything from Rauch, Vincent had thought about its price again: „[...] Nous avons reflechi sur le prix a mettre à cette figure dont les prétentions de Cinquante Mille Francs vous ont paru trop elevées et après avoir consulté plusieurs antiquaires nous nous reduisons franchement à trente mille [...]“.

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