Eliezer and Rebecca at the Well

Gilles Rousselet, French, 1610 - 1686
after Nicolas Poussin, French, 1594 - 1665



Engraving on laid paper

Plate: 16 15/16 × 25 3/16 in. (43 × 64 cm)

Sheet: 17 15/16 × 25 9/16 in. (45.5 × 64.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund, the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund, the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund, the Julia L. Whittier Fund, and the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: N. Poussin Pinx.; lower right: Oeg. Rousselet Sculp. 1677.; lower center: Rebecca vient puiser de l'eau a la fontaine, elle y rencontre le serviteur d'Abraham, / qui luy present de pendans d'oreille et des bracelets. Genes. chap. XXIV / Grave d'apres le tableau du Poussin, qui est dans le Cabinet du Roy, haut de 3 pieds 8 p. sur six pieds de large. Rebecca descendit ad fontem, occurrit ei seruus Abraham, et protulit ei inaures / aureas et armillas. Genes. cap. XXIV / Ad tabulam N. Pousin, tres pedes 8 pol. altam, sex pedes latam, asseruatam in Pinacotheca regia.

Exhibition History

Antiquity in Rome from the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment: Selections from Dartmouth's Collections, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 7-September 9, 2001.

Publication History

T. Barton Thurber, "Survival and Revival of the Classical Tradition: Antiquity in Rome from the Baroque Era to the Age of Enlightenment." In T. Barton Thurber and Adrian W.B. Randolph, Antiquity in Rome from the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment: Selections from Dartmouth's Collections, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2001, pp.51-54, ill. p. 52, listed p.73.


James A. Bergquist, Boston, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 1997.

Catalogue Raisonne

G. Wildenstein, Les graveurs de Poussin au XVIIe Siecle, Paris, 1957, no. 7.

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