Illumination de la Grande Cascade de Saint Cloud

Accession Number

Illumination de la Grande Cascade de Saint Cloud

Philbert-Louis Debucourt

Object Creation Date
circa 1813

Medium & Support
color aquatint printed à la poupée on medium white wove paper

14 in x 17 5/16 in (35.5 cm x 44 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Subject matter
The illuminated cascading fountains at Saint-Cloud at night.

Physical Description
This colored etching with aquatint depicts a night scene of a large illuminated cascade of fountains. A raised architectural structure with three arches is placed in the center left of the composition. A series of cascades descend from this structure and lead into a pool of water decorated with a series of geyser fountains spouting water upward. Many small groups of figures in elegant costumes are gathered around the water. Their costumes appear to be hand painted in pink, blue, white and black wash. The upper third of the image is devoted to the dark night sky.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area

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water (inorganic material)

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