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To Bury the Dead, from The Works of Mercy

A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

1656–57

Artist:

Sébastien Bourdon
French, 1616-1671

About this artwork

One of the founders of the Academy, Sébastien Bourdon was considered one of the finest painters of his day, producing works in the classical vocabulary of Nicolas Poussin. He studied in Rome, worked in Paris and Sweden, and during 1656 and 1657 was called back to his native Montpellier where he executed seven compositions, The Works of Mercy, recalling the Seven Sacraments of Poussin. This scene is the last, depicting Tobias burying the victims of Sennacherib.

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Artist

Sébastien Bourdon

Title

To Bury the Dead, from The Works of Mercy

Origin

France

Date

Made 1656–1657

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

422 × 575 mm (image/sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Suzanne Lord Folds Endowment

Reference Number

1997.420

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