3 pp. Small 8vo, modern calf-backed marbled semi-stiff boards (spine slightly rubbed), spine gilt. [Paris: 1769].
An interleaved and annotated copy of this rare catalogue. Amand (1730-69), winner of the 1756 Prix de Rome for his Samson and Delilah (now at the Landesmuseum in Mainz), studied under Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre and became a member of the Académie in 1767. He is very probably the “Jean François Amand or Aman” known to be working in Rome in 1759. From a printed note at the end of the catalogue, we learn that Amand died during a stay in Rome where he was a resident artist of the king.
This catalogue, fully priced and totaled on the interleavings, describes the possessions of Amand in 17 large lots of paintings (some by the artist), sketches, easels, portfolios of drawings, and books.
Very good copy; no example in North America. Engraved bookplate of Henry Pannier (1853-1935), the Parisian art dealer, and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of the manuscript title-page.
❧ Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, Vol. 1, p. 387. Lugt 1770.
Item ID: 6275