- Also known as
Paul André Basset
primary name: Basset, Paul André
other name: Basset (Maison)
- individual; publisher/printer; French; Male
- Other dates
- 1785-1819 (fl.)
- by 1793: rue Saint Jacques, au coin de celle des Mathurins, à l'enseigne du Basset
c.1796 Rue St Jacques no.670 and again in 1805/06
by 1799: rue St Jacques no.671
(by mid 1812) rue Saint Jacques no.64 (which was still the building at the corner of the Mathurins), where firm remained at least to 1885 (see Beraldi I p.104)
- Paris print publisher, printseller and wallpaper manufacturer, son of André. Married in 1787. Premises at the corner of rue St Jacques and rue des Mathurins. Very active during the revolutionary period . Retired in 1819; business continued by various members of the family at same address before disappearing after 1865 (see Nouvelles de l'Estampe 176 (2001) p.6, note 11). The family were major publishers, with 1425 entries in the BdlF between 1799 and 1852. The firm aimed at the middle parket, and only published social satires, never political caricatures.Some plates were taken over from Martinet.
Basset publications are sometimes found with running numbers at top right, which presumably refer to a catalogue.
Stephane Roy, thesis on Basset in 1789-94, University of Quebec, 1995
(the same), in 'Nouvelles de l'Estampe', no.176 2001, pp.5-19