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Prints after Poussin

A searchable collection of 35 images of mid- to late-17th-century reproductive prints after the work of French painter and draftsman Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665)


Created 2004
Author: Louis Marchesano, Former Curator, Prints and Drawings
Prints after Poussin is a pilot project for the Getty Research Institute digital library program that will provide online access to works of art historical interest. 
This small, searchable collection of images was drawn from the special collection's holdings of reproductive prints in the Getty Library. The prints that are reproduced on this Web site comprise 35 etchings and engravings after the works of Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). The engravers include Gérard Audran (1640–1703), Étienne Baudet (ca. 1636–1711), Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella (1636–1697), François de Poilly (1622–1693), and Poussin's brother-in-law Jean Dughet (1614–1679). 
This site includes a representative range of Poussin's religious and classical subjects: a complete Seven Sacraments (the first set), the lost Sacrifice of Noah, the early Adoration of the Magi and Entombment of Christ, and the late Christ and the Adulteress. A particularly impressive moment in the history of reproductive engraving is represented by Baudet's tour de force rehearsal of the Landscape with funeral of Phocion and The ashes of Phocion collected by his widow

Side-by-side comparison of an original painting and a reproductive print:

Nicolas Poussin

The Holy Family,about 1651
J. Paul Getty Museum / Norton Simon Art Foundation

Etienne Baudet

The Holy Family,about 1694


Banner image: Rinaldo and Armida (detail), Gérard Audran (French, 1640–1703), after Nicolas Poussin (French, 1594–1665), ca. 1684–90, engraving. The Getty Research Institute, 2001.PR.3