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The Picnic

The Picnic

Charles Philibert Lasteyrie du Saillant

(French, 1759-1849)

after Alexandre Moitte

(French, 1750-1828)

Lithograph

Sheet: 31 x 23.4 cm (12 3/16 x 9 3/16 in.); Image: 26.3 x 18.4 cm (10 3/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1940.1138

Description

Lithography did not really get under way in France until 1816 when Lasteyrie and Godefroy Engelmann, both trained in the shop of lithography inventor Alois Senefelder (1771-1834) in Germany, opened separate lithographic establishments in Paris. Antoine-Jean Gros and Carle and Horace Vernet were among the earliest artists engaged by Lasteryrie and Godefroy to draw original designs upon the lithographic stone.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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