Rousselet, Gilles (1610-86; French), after Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665; French)
Rebecca vient puiser de l’eau a la fontaine, elle y rencontre le serviteur d’Abraham… [Eliezer and Rebecca] 1677
Engraving and etching
Gift of George Collins Levey 1879
National Gallery of Victoria (p.183.18-1)

= Levey gift, cat.2

Poussin’s canvas (Louvre, 1648), painted for the Parisian banker Jean Pointel, was one of a number acquired by Louis XIV from the Duc de Richelieu in the year of the painter’s death. For the story of Rebecca, see Genesis ch.24.


NGV 1894, p.110 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.61); NGV 1905, p.125 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.50)

Listed in the NGV’s online catalogue as by an unknown engraver after Poussin (not reproduced). Cf. Suite et Arrangement (1727), p.1 (Rebecca), and Duplessis Cabinet du roi (1869), p.7; and for another impression see

For Poussin’s painting, see e.g. Louvre cat.IV (1986), p.141 (Inv.7270)