1 p.l., 63 pp. (i.e., pp. 241-301). Large 8vo (250 x 163 mm.), orig. orange printed wrappers (spine a little rubbed), leaves uncut. Besançon: Jacques & Demontrond, 1916.
The scarce offprint, with new pagination, of Michon’s groundbreaking critical bibliography of early exhibition catalogues published by the Musée des Antiques. Michon (1865-1939), curator of antiquities at the Louvre and respected connoisseur, published two important catalogues on the Louvre’s holdings of antiquities. He also made numerous acquisitions of artifacts now considered foundational to the Louvre’s collections.
This work exhaustively examines 22 catalogues from 1800 to 1816. Michon undertakes a bibliographic survey of each catalogue’s composition, its various editions and reprintings, along with analysis of the ways in which certain objects were described. In his Répertoire des catalogues du Musée du Louvre (1793-1926) (1927), Marquet de Vasselot refers to Michon’s work throughout the section on early antiquities exhibition catalogues.
Nice copy on thick paper; leaves uncut. The present article was originally published in the periodical Bibliographie moderne (1914-15), nos. 4-6. We locate only two copies of this offprint in North America.
❧ INHA’s “Dictionnaire critique des historiens de l’art actifs en France de la Révolution à la Première Guerre mondiale” (online resource).
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