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Entretien d’un Père avec ses Enfants (A Father’s Conversation with his Children)
  • Salomon Gessner
    1730–1788
    born: Zurich, Switzerland ; died: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Entretien d’un Père avec ses Enfants (A Father’s Conversation with his Children), 1773
  • Contes moraux et nouvelles idylles (Moral Tales and New Idylls)
  • Where object was made: Switzerland
  • etching, hand-touched with white lead, on tinted paper
  • Paper Type: blue-tinted wove on cream laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 345 x 532 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 474 x 650 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 9/16 x 20 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 11/16 x 25 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0172.02
Description
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Catalogue raisonné

An elderly man holding a cane sits under a window at the left edge of the composition and points to a piece of paper on a small table while speaking to an assembled group of men, women, and children, who lean forward and listen intently.