The Picnic

Alexandre Moitte (French, 1750-1828) and Charles Philibert Lasteyrie du Saillant (French, 1759-1849)c. 1810

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

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.

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  • Title: The Picnic
  • Creator: Alexandre Moitte (French, 1750-1828), Charles Philibert Lasteyrie du Saillant (French, 1759-1849)
  • Date Created: c. 1810
  • Physical Dimensions: 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.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1940.1138
  • Medium: lithograph
  • Department: Prints
  • Culture: France, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection
  • Collection: PR - Lithograph
  • Accession Number: 1940.1138

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