Nicolas Poussin

1594 Born at Les Andelys (Normandy).

1612 Arrives in Paris where he studies antique sculpture and Italian painting.

1624 Takes up residence in Rome after first visiting Venice.

1627 Receives his first major commission, The Death of Germanicus, from Cardinal Francesco Barberini, a nephew of the Pope. Joines the circle of intellectuals centred on Cardinal Barberini’s secretary, Cassiano dal Pozzo who is a friend of Galileo.

1629 Poussin is living with the family of Jacques Dughet.

1630 Marries Jacques Dughet’s daughter, Anne-Marie. Explores the Roman Campagnia with Anne-Marie’s brother Gaspard and with Claude Lorrain, making sketches out of doors.

1632 Poussin is recorded as a member of the Accademia di S Luca in Rome.

1640 Returns to France at the behest of King Louis XIII where he undertakes work in the Grande Galerie of the Louvre.

1642 Poussin returns to Rome.

1665 Dies in Rome.



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France Italy

Nicolas Poussin - Selected Works

1627 The Nurture of Bacchus, London, National Gallery

1630 Cephalus and Aurora, London, National Gallery

c1630 Descent from the Cross, St Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum

1630 The Virgin Appearing to St James the Great , Paris, Musée du Louvre

c1630 The Triumph of David, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery

1634 The Adoration of the Golden Calf , London, National Gallery

c1634 Tancred and Erminia, Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

c1635 The Nurture of Jupiter, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery

1636 The Triumph of Pan, London, National Gallery

1636 A Dance to the Music of Time, London, Wallace Collection

1637 Rape of the Sabine Women, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1638 The Conquest of Jerusalem by Emperor Titus, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1638–39 Shepherds in Arcadia (Et In Arcadia Ego) , Paris, Musée du Louvre

1640 Landscape with Saint John on Patmos, Chicago, Art Institute

c1640 Extreme Unction, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum

1645 The Sacrament of Confirmation, Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland

1645 The Sacrament of Baptism , Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland

1647 The Sacrament of Ordination, Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland

1647 The Sacrament of Penance, Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland

1647 The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland

1648 Landscape with the Ashes of Phocion, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery

1648 The Holy Family on the Steps, Cleveland, Ohio, Museum of Art

1648 The Sacrament of Marriage, Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland

1648 Eliezer and Rebecca, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1651 The Finding of Moses, London, National Gallery

c1651 The Holy Family, Malibu, J Paul Getty Museum

1655 Saints Peter and John Healing the Lame Man , New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1658 Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1664 Summer, or Landscape with Ruth and Boaz, Paris, Musée du Louvre

Nicolas Poussin - Featured Paintings

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