ARMAND DAYOT (1851-1934) “THE IMAGE OF THE WOMAN” 1899 Librairie Hachette et Cie M.DCCC.XCIX.
By Armand Dayot, Inspector of Fine Arts 1899 Librairie Hachette et Cie M.DCCC.XCIX. Inscribed in pencil «Offered by ...... April 1901». In French. 397 pp, 31 x 22 x 5.5 cm Bound in full red leather (scuffing, spotting, small holes), Title page illustrated in colour, Numerous black and white illustrations in and out of text, off-text engravings with serpents (foxing), Table of contents at the end of the book. Table of Contents (Divisions of the book) The Image of the Woman. - Foreword p.1 Chapter I - Antiquity (Egypt, Greece, Rome) p.17 Chapter II - From the End of Pagan Antiquity to the Beginning of the Renaissance (Christian Art - Gothic Art - The Primitives) p.33 Chapter III. - The Sixteenth Century p.65 Chapter IV - Seventeenth Century p.129 Chapter V. - Eighteenth Century p.197 Chapter VI. - Nineteenth Century p.289 Armand Pierre Marie Dayot, Pseudonym: MÉRIEM Jean, is a French historian, art critic, art historian who had many activities during his long career, journalist, man of letters, exhibition organizer, Inspector General of Fine Arts, director/founder of the review L’Art et les Artistes (French monthly review of art history, founded in 1905 and disappeared in 1939). With «L’Image de la femme» he promoted a French art concerned with beauty and grace and rooted in the 18th century.