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The Louvre Museum, Richelieu wing, 2nd floor, room 14 Oil on canvas, 148 x 120 cm Details of the painting: Paul Scarron (1610-1660), the famous hunchback poet, creator of the burlesque genre in France, who had a certain reputation and was linked to a popular luxury “salon”, commissioned Nicolas Poussin to do a canvas … Continue reading The ecstasy of Saint Paul – painted for Paul Scarron (1649-1650)
The Louvre Museum, Richelieu wing, 2nd floor, room 16 Oil on canvas, 117 x 160 cm According to Félibien, this canvas was painted for the Duke of Richelieu (nephew of the cardinal) between 1660 and 1664. Also called Le Paradis terrestre (The Earthly Paradise) or Adam et Ève dans le Paradis terrestre (Adam and Eve … Continue reading Spring or The Earthly Paradise – painted for the 2d Duke of Richelieu (1660-1664)
The Louvre Museum, Richelieu wing, 2nd floor, room 16 Oil on canvas, 118 x 160 cm Below are details of the work: Winter or The Flood is part of The Four Seasons series: “Men of genius have often announced their exit by means of chefs-d’oeuvres” L’Hiver (Winter) is part of the Four Seasons … Continue reading Winter or The Flood – painted for the Duke of Richelieu (1660-1664)
The Louvre Museum, Richelieu wing, 2d floor, room 14 Oil on canvas , 160 x 221 cm Among the most majestic landscapes of the 17th century For Pierre Rosenberg « The work is among the most majestic landscapes of the XVIIth century. The beauty and variety of blues and greens, the masterly layering of the planes, the … Continue reading Landscape with Diogenes (circa 1657)
The Louvre Museum, Richelieu wing, 2nd floor Oil on canvas, 124 x 200 cm, collection of Louis XIV The subject is taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Eurydice has just been killed by a snake, on the exact same day as her wedding to Orpheus, but he is playing the lyre, not having noticed this accident causing … Continue reading Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice (1650-1653)
The painting by Gaspard Dughet which corresponds to this engraving, which is today on display in the National Gallery in London, is thought to have belonged to Prince Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna. Below are the details of the engraving: Another engraving of the Landscape with Abraham and Isaac, by John Pye : Below are the details … Continue reading Landscape with Abraham and Isaac (1665)
Landscape engraved by Lemercier. Another engraving was executed by Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain in 1742, viewable on the British Museum website, with this description: “Landscape with two figures in the foreground, with one walking on a road and waving to a man lying by the roadside, at left; beyond woodland on the left, and river … Continue reading Landscape with the Basilica of St John Lateran