Portrait of Two Brothers

Les Deux Frères by Louise Girard after a drawing by Paul Delaroche (1797–1856) of the children of Monsieur de la Villestreux is executed in the crayon manner, a process invented in France. Using special tools on a plate covered with an etching ground, the artist reproduces a drawing. When printed on the appropriate paper with the right kinds of inks, the reproduction closely resembles the original chalk drawing. The French firm Rittner & Goupil published this print on August 22, 1835. The original artist, Paul Delaroche, painted history subjects and portraits. In his day, he was a popular artist in the academic tradition, and engravings after his paintings sold very well in Britain and the United States.
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Object Name
Object Type
Stipple Engraving
Date made
graphic artist
Girard, Louise
original artist
Delaroche, Paul
Rittner & Goupil
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 17 cm x 19.5 cm; 6 11/16 in x 7 11/16 in
sheet: 32.5 cm x 25 cm; 12 13/16 in x 9 13/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Family & Social Life
Ferris Collection
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Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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