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Saint-Morys, Charles Paul Jean-Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart de (1743 - 1795), collector, amateur draughtsman, engraver

Jacqueline Labbé

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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French collector, amateur draughtsman and engraver. He entered the army in 1759 but in 1769 bought, with the help of an uncle, a legal sinecure and married a wealthy heiress, Eléonore-Angélique de Beauterre (b 1742), who inherited the fortune of her uncle, Etienne Boucher, in 1778. Saint-Morys had begun collecting in 1769, but it was his wife’s inheritance that enabled him to accumulate between 1779 and 1789 a vast collection of paintings,

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