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Christ Blessing The Bread.
1845
After a work by:After a work by Carlo Dolci , Italian, 1616 - 1686
Printer:Printed by Kellogg & Hanmer , American, 1844 - 1845
Publisher:Published by Kellogg & Hanmer , American, 1844 - 1845
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 13 5/16 x 10 7/8in. (33.8 x 27.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 15 11/16 x 12in. (39.8 x 30.5cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: Half-length view of a man with long hair, a mustache, and a beard seated at a long, narrow table covered with a tablecloth. He wears a heavy cloak over a long-sleeved robe. He is looking up, and a halo encircles his head. His right hand is raised, and he holds a small loaf of bread is in his left hand. A plate, a chalice or goblet, and a napkin are on the table.
Source Note: The pictorial source is a painting by Carlo Dolci. An engraving of this painting by F. Kearny is in "The Cottage Bible and Family Expositor" (Hartford: Printed & Published by Case, Tiffany & Burnham, 1844) has the same title "Christ Blessing the Bread." However, there are minor differences in the treatment of the tablecloth and drapery, and it seems unlikely that this engraving was the intermediary. (Finlay 2/18/2004)
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "CHRIST BLESSING THE BREAD." On verso, in pencil: upper left, "26 / 39"; lower right, old and new accession numbers "Drw 61".
Object Number: 1996.177.70
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