Le peintre Aved, sa vie et son oeuvre 1702-1766. Volume I: Biographie, Preuves
Jacques André Joseph Aved (1702-1766) was a painter known for his portraits of the French bourgeoisie, particularly of the financial and artistic milieux. This catalogue was the first published in the collection Études et documents pour servir à l’histoire de l’Art français du XVIIIe siècle, directed par Georges Wildenstein, and gathers 182 works.
The first volume includes a biography of the artist. The Appendices include a list of Aved's descendants, his lists of his students and followers, his collection, and portraits of Aved and his wife. A separate section of documents includes the artist's marriage contract, excerpts from his correspondence, and his posthumous inventory. Volume 2 contains the catalogue raisonné of the paintings. There is also an index of names and a chronology. A supplement is currently in preparation by the Wildenstein Institute.
t. 1: Biographie, preuves-- t. 2: Catalogue de son oeuvre Individual entries include title, dimensions, medium, brief biographical notes on sitters, where the image is reproduced, and related works.