Admitted to the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1785, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin
won the first Prix de Rome in 1797, and in these tumultuous years spent a good deal of time in Italy. He exhibited in the Salon de 1810 and opened an atelier that was soon frequented by such budding artists as Géricault and Delacroix.
He was thus quite eminent in
his day, and although he only produced four lithographs, they should be considered as incunabula for the medium, and thus historically quite important.
Le Repos du Monde
The World at Rest
Henri Beraldi, Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle, Tome 8, p. 6
Henri Bouchot, La Lithographie (Paris: Ancienne Masson, 1895) pp. 43-45
The Department of Art, Brown University presents an Exhibit on of Early Lithography 1800-1840 (Providence, RI: Brown University, 1968) #92
Felix H. Man, Artist's Lithographs: A World History from Senefelder to the Present Day (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1970) p. 35