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Family before a Fireplace (La Famille devant le feu)

18th century
240 x 360 mm (9.4 x 14.2 in.)

Jean Jacques de Boissieu, French, (1736–1810)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and mixed methods of roulette, mattoir, and aquatint or sulfur tint on laid paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: Not one of the many restrikes published in 1820 by Chaillon et Pothel-Paris
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: initial “B 1800”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Hernab de Kat (inscribed in pencil, verso: “Collection de Hernab de Kat”)
Bibliography: Perez (1982), seen by Mme. Perez June 1982; Le Blanc 26; see Courboin vol. 2, pp. 235–236; see Carlson and Ittmann, cat. nos. 105 and 112; Robert L. Herbert, Peasants and “Primitivism”: French Prints from Millet to Gauguin (South Hadley, MA: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 1995), cat. no. 1, p. 22.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1944
Accession Number: 1944.D1.187

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