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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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This object has the following keywords:
  • early lithography
  • 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
  • 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.]
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • lithography - Planographic printing process in which a design is deposited on the stone or plate with a greasy substance and the surface is chemically treated to accept ink only in the greasy areas. [August 1996 alternate term added. March 1995 related term added. January 1993 related terms added. October 1991 scope note changed; 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.]

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