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The Holy Family with a Pole (La Sainte Famille à la perche)

1858–66
Rodolphe Bresdin (French, 1822–1885)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Gelder 91 ii/iii; Préaud 47 ii/iii; Neumann 94

Dimensions

Platemark: 6.6 x 12.3 cm (2 5/8 x 4 13/16 in.) Sheet: 22.6 x 28.4 cm (8 7/8 x 11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1419

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Graphite below: "R La Ste famille-Eau forte / 8042 / 300--"; graphite verso "161."

Signed

In plate lower right (reversed) "RBresdin 1858"; in plate margin below (in reverse) "aqua forti chincgougouk 1858 / Rodolphe Bresdin fecit 1858"

Provenance

Probably 1925, sold by Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris, to the MFA for 300 francs.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis