- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Nicolas Poussin, French (Les Andelys, France 1594 - 1665 Rome, Italy)
- Moses Defending the Daughters of Jethro
- Work Type
- c. 1647
- Physical Descriptions
- Brown ink and brown wash on cream antique laid paper, laid down on cream antique laid paper
- actual: 18.5 x 25.5 cm (7 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
- Thomas Dimsdale, London (L. 2426).
Thomas Lawrence, London (L. 2445).
Alan M. Stone, Northampton, Mass., sold to Seiden & de Cuevas, Inc., 1977.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Melvin R. Seiden Fund and Louise Haskell Daly Fund
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
- Publication History
Hilliard Goldfarb, From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth Century, exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art/Indiana University Press (Cleveland, 1989), no. 20 pp. 52-54, repr. p. 53
Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 30 under "Brush drawing"
Edward Saywell, "Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 7-29, checklist no. 20, p. 27
William W. Robinson, "Old Master and Nineteenth-Century Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University", Master Drawings (Fall 2000), vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 233-240, p. 237, fig. 5
- Exhibition History
From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawings from the 17th Century, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/24/1990 - 04/08/1990; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 05/06/1990 - 06/17/1990; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 12/13/1989 - 01/28/1990
Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998
Library Benefactors in the Class of 1952, Houghton Library, Cambridge, 06/03/2002 - 08/30/2002
- Subjects and Contexts
- Verification Level
3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted