Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet

After Jacques Stella

Series: The Life and Passion of Christ

Author: Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella

Title: Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet

Period: 17th Century

Date:: 1680

Style: Classicism

Technique: Burin

Dimensions: 57,7 x 45,5 cm.

Series number: s/n

Registry number: GE-745

Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella

Lyon, 1636

Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella (Lyon, 1636– Paris, 1697) was a French engraver, most of whose prints were after works by Nicholas Poussin, or by her uncle Jacques Stella, from whom she received her artistic education.

She was born at Lyon in 1636, the daughter of Étienne Bouzonnet, a goldsmith, and his wife, Madeleine Stella. She studied art in Paris under her uncle, Jacques Stella. Having collaborated with various engravers for many years before achieving considerable success as a painter, Stella had decided to set up a workshop to produce prints after his designs. To staff it he brought in his sister’s children, Claudine, Antoinette, Francoise and Antoine, all of whom moved from Lyon to live in his apartments in the Louvre. It is, however, likely that Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella also had some training in engraving from another practitioner, as her uncle’s printmaking activities had been restricted to etching.

Following Jacques Stella’s death in 1657 she became head of the workshop, and was granted exclusive rights by the king to publish prints after Stella’s designs. In the same year she issued Les Jeux et Plaisirs...

See author's sheet: Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella