Moïse tiré des eaux du Nil par la fille de Pharaon
[Moses Pulled out of the Nile by Pharaoh’s Daughter]
Many of the paintings and tapestries that decorated the walls of the palace were reproduced in print so that they could be admired, studied, and copied beyond Versailles. Seen here are four such engravings after Nicolas Poussin and Charles Le Brun. Although these are “reproductive” and not “creative” works, they are not simple copies but rather individual artistic attempts to faithfully and effectively translate the original into a different medium, that of monochrome line engraving.