Portrait of Two Brothers

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1835
graphic artist
Girard, Louise
original artist
Delaroche, Paul
publisher
Rittner & Goupil
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
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
GA.15249
catalog number
15249
accession number
94830
Credit Line
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
subject
Portraits
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Family & Social Life
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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