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The Deluge

Print
1802 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This is a rather rare engraving after a very famous painting; The Deluge also titled Winter, executed by Nicolas Poussin in 1660-64 and in the Louvre. The painting is part of a cycle of the four seasons and was extensively copied between the 17th and the 19th century.

Pierre Laurent (1739-1809) was a significant French engraver who specialised in the production of landscapes after such masters as Boucher, Berchem and De Loutherbourg. He was the author with Robillard-Peronville of the Musée Français, an album of plates recording the French national collection of paintings, sculptures and bas-reliefs, published in Paris, 1803-1809.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleThe Deluge (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Aquatint on paper
Brief description
Print, The Deluge by Pierre Laurent after Nicolas Poussin, French school, 1802
Physical description
Rocky landscape flooded by water with, at right, two figures in a small boat, trying to rescue a baby, a mountain in the background and lightning in a gloomy sky
Dimensions
  • Height: 525mm
  • Width: 650mm
  • Height: 610mm
  • Width: 840mm
plate mark and full sheet
Summary
This is a rather rare engraving after a very famous painting; The Deluge also titled Winter, executed by Nicolas Poussin in 1660-64 and in the Louvre. The painting is part of a cycle of the four seasons and was extensively copied between the 17th and the 19th century.

Pierre Laurent (1739-1809) was a significant French engraver who specialised in the production of landscapes after such masters as Boucher, Berchem and De Loutherbourg. He was the author with Robillard-Peronville of the Musée Français, an album of plates recording the French national collection of paintings, sculptures and bas-reliefs, published in Paris, 1803-1809.
Collection
Accession number
E.292-2013

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Record createdJune 14, 2013
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