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The Nativity, observed by God and the angels. Engraving by A. Mochetti after N. Poussin (?).

  • Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665.
  • Pictures

About this work


On the far-left, Joseph is lit up by a candle he is holding and sheltering. Some of the angels are praying to the Virgin and child; all hold themselves in worshipful posture

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 22.6 x 13.6 cm


La Vergine partorisce il figlio di Dio e involtolo fra poveri panni lo ripone in una mangiatoia. Un Dio si fa povero! Dunque la povertà dee alle ricchezze anteporsi. Niccolò Poussin inv. Alessandro Mochetti inc.

Creator/production credits

This print, like others from this series by Mochetti, claims to be after Poussin; however, no record can be found of any designs approximating what we see here

Lettering note

Bears number: 11


Wellcome Library no. 21421i



  • Italian

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