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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Joseph-Marie Vien, the Elder, French (Montpellier 1716 - 1809 Paris)
Lot and his Daughters
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Loth et ses filles (d'apres sa propre composition)
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Etching on cream antique laid paper
Image: 22.1 × 27.4 cm (8 11/16 × 10 13/16 in.)
Plate: 24.4 × 28.2 cm (9 5/8 × 11 1/8 in.)
Sheet: 27.5 × 31.5 cm (10 13/16 × 12 3/8 in.)
Album Page: 24.4 × 28.2 cm (9 5/8 × 11 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, center: Dix it major filarum Lot ad Minorem: Pater noster senex est, veni inebriemus eum vino, dormiamus que cumeo, / inebriemus eum vino, dormiamus que cumeo, / ul servare pofsimus ex patre nostro semen Gen. Cap. XIX.V.31.32
  • inscription: in plate, left: Ios. Vien jnuen. et feul.
  • inscription: in plate, right: Romae. 2748.
  • collector's mark: verso, blue ink: [mark of Joseph-Marius Agassis (Lugt 69)]
  • inscription: below plate, graphite: Loth [illeg.] filles
  • watermark: DNC Blauw
  • inscription: album page, lower center, graphite: Lot et ses Filles
  • inscription: album page, lower left, graphite: 709
  • inscription: album page, verso, top right, graphite: 78 [illeg] 784
  • inscription: album page, verso, top left, graphite: /ea [illeg.]
  • inscription: album page, verso, top left, graphite: mil / ea [illeg.]
  • label: album page, verso, top right: [printed shield with gold border and two lines] c / [illeg] [in red ink, handwritten]
Joseph-Marius Agassis (1811-1889), Lyon (Lugt 69). [Anonymous Dealer, United States], sold; to [James Bergquist, Newton Centre MA], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2016.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Baudicour 2; Nagler Klex 1; Heller-Andresen 2; LeBlanc 2; Portalis et Béraldi, III-2, p. 619; Réau, p. 218; Brière t. II, p. 42; Gaehtgens et Lugand, 39
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Ann Milstein Nimetz Print and Drawing Acquisition Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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