Nicolas Poussin

Landscape with Saint John on Patmos



Nicolas Poussin - Landscape with Saint John on Patmos



Nicolas Poussin
Landscape with Saint John on Patmos
1640
100.3 x 136.4 cm
Oil on canvas
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
A.A. Munger Collection


Literature

Selected by James Cuno, Master Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; New Haven and London, 2009, p. 31


Provenance

Commissioned by abate Gian Maria Roscioli (died 1644), Rome, and paid for, with its pendant (Landscape with Saint Mathew, now Berlin, Gemäldegalerie) on 28 October 1640 for 40 écus
probably in a French collection by 1680 (when engraved by Louis de Châtillon, c. 1680)
François-Antoine Robit, Paris, sold Paillet and Delaroche, Paris, 11 May and following, 1801, nr. 91, to Naudou acting for Michael Bryan, for Fr 7,100
sold by Bryan, probably shortly thereafter, to Sir Simon Clarke, Bt (died 1832), Oakhill, Hertfordshire, for 1,000 gns.
sale Christie’s, London, 8-9 May 1840, nr. 39, to Geddes for 86 gns.
Andrew Geddes, A.R.A. (died 1844), London
by descent to his widow, Adela Plimer Geddes (died 1881)
offered for sale, Christie’s, London, April 12, 1845, nr. 651, bought in
offered for sale, Christie’s, London, November 30, 1867, nr. 56, bought in
acquired on the London art market by Max Rothschild, 1918
possibly identical with the picture that was sold at Christie’s, London, 16 December 1927, nr. 86, to Leger for £21
E.A. Fleischmann Gallery, Munich, by 1930
sold to the Art Institute, 1930
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External links

Art Institute Chicago Accession number 1930.500

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