Nicolas Poussin / The Return of the Holy Family to Nazareth / c. 1627Nicolas Poussin
The Return of the Holy Family to Nazareth
c. 1627

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Creator Name: Poussin, Nicolas
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1594 - 1665
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Nicolas Poussin
Title: The Return of the Holy Family to Nazareth
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1622
Creation End Date: 1632
Creation Date: c. 1627
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 134cm x 99cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1953.156
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Provenance: F├╝rst von Liechtenstein, Vienna (1733, sold c. 1950); (Rosenburg & Stiebel)
Context: Born in France, Poussin went to Rome in 1624, where he spent nearly all of his career. This painting is an early work, inspired by the rich colors of Venetian painting. Its unusual and complex subject, however, indicates the future intellectual direction of the artist.Within a few years of his arrival in Rome, Poussin was working for the most prestigious collectors there, including Cassiano dal Pozzo, Francesco Barberini, and the Vatican itself
AMICA ID: CMA_.1953.156
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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