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Italian Peasant Family Resting

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Italian Peasant Family Resting

19th century

Benjamin Zix, French, (1772–1811)

Alternative title: Peasant Family in a Landscape
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Pen lithograph
Edition: Printed in Aloys Senefelder’s workshop in Munich, Nov. 15, 1809
Bibliography: Nagler, Mon. vol. 1, 2144 as “rare”; Nagler, Lex. vol. 25, p. 302, no. 12 (“Peasant Family in a Landscape…”); W. Graeff, Die Einführung der Lithographie in Frankreich (1905), p. 82 note 2 and pp. 121–122 with additional biblographical references. Erroneously titled “Rest on the Flight into Egypt”; L. Dussler, Die Incunablen der Deutschen Lithographie (1924), pp. 141 (vol. 18, 3) and 302, erroneously titled “Rest on the Flight into Egypt”; Rudolph Weigel, Die Werke der Maler (1865), p. 742; Benjamin Zix, 1772–1811 [exhibition catalog] (Strasbourg: Chateau des Rohan, December 1961 – February 1962), no. 16 with note: “Famille de paysans au repos. Lithographie exécutée en 1809 dans l’atelier d’Alois Senefelder à Munich. (Incunable de la lithographie français.) Signée à gauche: B.Z.H.18.L.25,5. 1er et 2e etat.”
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1969
Accession Number: 1969.35.2

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