Illumination de la Grande Cascade de Saint CloudArtist(s)Philbert-Louis DebucourtObject Creation Datecirca 1813Medium & Supportcolor aquatint printed à la poupée on medium white wove paperDimensions
14 in x 17 5/16 in (35.5 cm x 44 cm)Credit LineGift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. SpinkSubject 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 Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaWesternRights
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water (inorganic material)