OEUVRE DE GEOFROI MIND de Berne receuilli de différens Cabinets particuliers et publié par J.P. Lamy, Editeur d'Arts à Berne et Bâle. Livraison accompagnée d'une Notice historique er biographique du Peintre.
Berne, Basle & Lausanne, J.P. Lamy 1816 approx (no date given) Hand-coloured aquatints (12) of children by Geofroi Mind engr. by [Ernst] Rauch mounted on printed titled brown art paper all but one with diamond or oval embossed blindstamp L.(Lamy) or JPL. . Oblong quarto red roan with green diamond shaped onlay gilt, titled JEUX D'ENFANTS DE MIND, later red cloth slip case (spine, corners & some parts of rear board repaired with leather & near matching gilt edge tooling) recased with new endpapers & large engraved label of Lamy laid down on older Free EP. Titlepage with stipple engraved vignette of Mind and his cat at work +pp Foreword +pp Life of Mind +12 plates mounted within rules with "Jeu d'Enfants Bernois, Mind del. & Rauch sc." on each and owner of the original picture on most. *This collection of 12 aquatints is the most charming of four published by Lamy and identical to the 3rd MIND-3 in the Helvetic Archives Gugelmann collection. They are: 1) Two boys and sled, no owner listed (black edge smudged into part of white of picture); 2) Girl riding on a boy with whip, Mr. Sigmond Wagner; 3) Four boys playing soldiers, owner as 2 (black edge smudged into mount only away from picture); 4) Boy riding goat, owner as 2 (outer edge of brown mount has minor tissue adhesion); 5) Line of 8 children, Comte Uxbridge; 6) Eleven children passing under a bridge made by 4 girls holding cloth, owner as 6; 7) Six sitting children pulled up by another & one watching, owner as 6 (small break-through at embossed stamp); 8) See-saw (Schaukeln), owner as 6 (only one without blindstamp); 9) Game of marbles, owner as 6 (2 corners torn where glued down without loss); 10) Whipping-tops with 9 children & dog (Kreiselspiel), owner as 6 (some light finger marks on white area 2cm old tear repaired without loss); 11) Girl in middle of circle, owner as 6 (sl. Crooked ?replaced on mount); 12) Ten children playing King of the Castle, Mr. J.J. Bacofen. Scarce complete set as published by Lamy in this collection, charming Berner Trachten, lively scenes of play.
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Keywords: Swiss Bernese artist Gottfried Mind