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Image: Family before a Fireplace (La Famille devant le feu)

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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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  • families - Groups of individuals related by blood, marriage, adoption, or cohabitation. ERIC9 [May 1993 related term deleted. May 1991 descriptor moved. February 1991 related term added.]
  • family
  • fireplaces - Use for openings or recesses in chimneys or walls in which fires may be built, as for heating or cooking; may also refer to low fireproof structures erected outdoors for cooking over open flames. [March 1993 descriptor moved. March 1991 scope note changed.]
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • peasants - Use for free people who support themselves by tilling the soil, either as small landholders or hired laborers. For the social class comprised of these people, use "peasantry." For those in a condition of servitude under feudalism, owing services to a lord and commonly attached to the lord's land, use "serfs." [December 1992 descriptor added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 240 x 360 mm (9.4 x 14.2 in.)

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