- 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, "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
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"
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