Jean Dambrun - engraver, Nicolas Poussin - inventor - The Birth of Bacchus
The engraving reproduces Poussin’s canvas (Harvard Art Museums / Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge) whose theme is an innovative interweaving of several mythological stories. The painting was first described in Poussin’s biography by his friend, the major art theoretician Giovanni Pietro Bellori. Poussin painted the work in 1657 for a close friend and follower, the French painter Jacques Stella. Dambrun’s engraving was published in the second volume of the album of reproductions of paintings from the Palais Royal in Paris, Galerie du Palais Royal (Paris 1786-1808).
measurements: height 368 mm
width 239 mm
in collections:
material: paper
technique: engraving and etching
inventory number: R 154885
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings