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A sick frog is administered an enema by one of his companions; other frogs, some anthropomorphised, some not, stand by. Etching with drypoint by F-D. Hillemacher after N. Poussin, 1885.

  • Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665.
Date
1885
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16945i
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Credit: A sick frog is administered an enema by one of his companions; other frogs, some anthropomorphised, some not, stand by. Etching with drypoint by F-D. Hillemacher after N. Poussin, 1885. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

In the river by the castle a frog rows by in a canoe. A bowl containing two pieces of fruit can be seen in the foreground next to a sheet of cloth or paper

Publication/Creation

Paris, 1885.

Physical description

1 print : etching with drypoint ; platemark 14.9 x 17.6 cm

Lettering

Nic Poussin del. Romae - Fred. Hillemacher sc. Parisii. 1885

Creator/production credits

The Friedländer catalogue of Poussin's drawings does not contain anything like the composition of the etching. As the imprint is so definite about the original design by N. Poussin done in Rome, there may have been a drawing so inscribed, perhaps in private possession, on which Hillemacher based his etching. His source may have been a pen and ink drawing of the same scene sold by Christie's, Old master drawings, London, 2 July 1991, lot 315, as by Michel Corneille (1642-1708)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16945i

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  • French


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