Rousselet, Gilles (1610-86; French), after Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665)
Moise tire des eaux du Nil par la fille de Pharaon [The Finding of Moses] (1676)
Gift of George Collins Levey 1879
National Gallery of Victoria (p.183.39-1)
= Levey gift, cat.3
Rousselet was paid 1,500 livres for this engraving in 1676.
Poussin’s 1647 canvas is the second of three versions he painted (the first, from 1638, is also in the Louvre).
Not listed in NGV 1894 or 1905
The NGV catalogue lists this work as by an unknown engraver after Poussin (with photo as shown here). Cf. Suite et Arrangement (1727), p.1 (Moyse sauvé); and Duplessis Cabinet du roi (1869), p.6, no.21 (noting payment to Rousselet on 21 Feb.1676)
For the source painting, see Louvre cat.IV (1986), p.141 (Inv.7272): noting that it was bought from the Duc de Richelieu in 1665