Engraving Le déluge by Edme Bovinet after Nicolas Poussin


Engraving from the beginning of the 19th century, after a painting by Nicolas Poussin. The original cloth le déluge was part of the Quatre saisons series. The dimensions of the image are 16 x 11.5 cm. The print is in a passe par tout, the overall dimensions are 28.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Les Quatre Saisons was the last set of four oil paintings completed by the French painter Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665). The set was painted in Rome between 1660 and 1664 for the Duc de Richelieu, the nephew of Cardinal Richelieu. Each painting is an elegant landscape with figures in the Old Testament that represent the different seasons and times of the day. Performed when the artist was in poor health, who suffered from a shaking in his hands, the seasons are a philosophical reflection on order in the natural world. Iconography evokes not only the Christian themes of death and resurrection, but also the pagan image of classical antiquity.

Edme Bovinet, a French engraver, born in Chaumont in 1767, was a student of Jean-Baptiste Patas. His works are looking for the most prominent Italian, Dutch and French painters; some are in the Galerie du Musée Napoléon. He died in Creil around 1832.