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A woman carrying an urn on her head while she stoops to pick up a water-jug from the ground. Crayon manner print by P. Massol, 1817, after G.F. Reverdin after N. Poussin.

Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665.
Date
[1817]
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About this work

Description

O.T. Genesis 24.13: "the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water". The composition provides art students with an example of a graceful posture assumed while carrying out an awkward task

Publication/Creation

Paris (rue du Sentier no. 15) : chez Reverdin, [1817]

Physical description

1 print : crayon manner ; platemark ca. 64.2 x 39.2 cm

Lettering

IIe étude de femme. Dessiné d'après le tableau original de Nicolas Poussin. G. Reverdin del.t. P. Massol sculp.t. Déposé à la Direction G.le de la Librairie.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 3063606i

Publications note

Bibliographie de la France, 3 mai 1817, no. 315 ("Deuxième étude de femme, dessinée d'après le tableau original de N. Poussin, qui se voit au Musée royal, gravée à la manière du crayon noir, par Massal, d'après Reverdin")--Image of France database no. 7517
Bance, fils et successeur de Bance ainé, Nouveau catalogue de gravures de fonds, Paris 1831, p. 195, no. 5019

Creator/production credits

"Massal" is recorded in the Bibliographie de la France only twice: once for this print, and once for an earlier (1815) print also after Reverdin after Poussin (Image of France database no. 5288). In the catalogue of the Bibliothèque nationale de France the engraver is given as A.B. Massol (17-- -1831), though in the lettering on this print the initial P. precedes his surname. P. Massol is also recorded as the engraver of other prints (e.g. one from 1816 lettered "Jeune espagnole. P. Massol, sculp. ; Lemire ainé, del. )

Reproduction note

After: the figure in the same direction on the far left side of a painting of Rebecca at the well by Nicolas Poussin, formerly in the French royal collection, subsequently in the Musée du Louvre

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • French


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