Jan 19, 2006

The Picnic

The Picnic

c. 1810

after Alexandre Moitte

(French, 1750–1828)

Charles Philibert Lasteyrie du Saillant

(French, 1759–1849)


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



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
PR - Lithograph
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