Bacchanal. Artist: Nicolas Poussin (French, Les Andelys 1594-1665 Rome). Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (13.3 x 20.6 cm.). Date: ca. 1635-36. Although he spent most of his career in Rome, Poussin was considered the greatest living French artist, and his work was avidly sought by influential French collectors. This sparkling study can be related to the Triumph of Pan (National Gallery, London) executed for Cardinal Richelieu, the French minister of state, along with a pendant depicting the Triumph of Bacchus (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City). While the finished painting depicts a scen

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Bacchanal. Artist: Nicolas Poussin (French, Les Andelys 1594-1665 Rome). Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (13.3 x 20.6 cm.). Date: ca. 1635-36. Although he spent most of his career in Rome, Poussin was considered the greatest living French artist, and his work was avidly sought by influential French collectors. This sparkling study can be related to the Triumph of Pan (National Gallery, London) executed for Cardinal Richelieu, the French minister of state, along with a pendant depicting the Triumph of Bacchus (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City). While the finished painting depicts a scen

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