Nicolas Poussin

Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun

Nicolas Poussin - Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun

Nicolas Poussin
Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun
119.1 x 182-9 cm
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Fletcher Fund, 1924


Pierre Rosenberg, Only in America, Milano, 2006, pp. 112-113
Troy Thomas, Poussin's Women, Amsterdam, 2020, fig. 4.5


Michel Passart, Paris, 1658–at least 1684 (died 1692)
possibly his son, Antoine-Michel Passart, Paris, died 1684
Pierre de Beauchamp, Paris, by 1687
private collection, Paris, until 1739, sold to Godefroy and Godefroid
with Charles Godefroy and Ferdinand-Joseph Godefroid, Paris, 1739–43, sold to Hay
with Andrew Hay, London, 1743–45
his sale, Cock, London, 14-15 February 1745, nr. 46, to Rutland
John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland, Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, 1745–58
his sale, London, (dates unknown) 1758, nr. 60, to Reynolds
Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, from 1758, sold to Calonne
Charles-Alexandre de Calonne, Paris, until 1795
sale, Skinner and Dyke, London, 23-28 March 1795, nr. 98, as purchased from Sir Joshua Reynolds, to Bryan (i.e., bought in by Calonne's mortgagees)
Bryan's Gallery, sale by private treaty, 27 April 1795, nr. 135
Noël Desenfans (sale of pictures bought by him for the King of Poland, Skinner and Dyke, London, 16-18 March 1802, nr. 172, to Potts (bought in?))
with Philippe Panné, London, until died
sale of his remaining stock, Christie's, London, 26 March 1819, nr. 63, to Bonnemaison
chevalier Férréol de Bonnemaison, Paris, 1819–20
Reverend John Sanford, vicar of Nynehead Court, Somerset, 1820–at least 1847
his son-in-law, Frederick Henry Paul Methuen, 2nd Baron Methuen (who married Anna Horatia Caroline Sanford), Corsham Court, Chippenham Wiltshire, by 1857–died 1891
their son, Paul Sanford Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen, Corsham Court, Chippenham Wiltshire, 1891–about 1924, sold to Durlacher with Tancred Borenius as intermediary
with Durlacher, London and New York, 1924, sold to MMA

External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 24.45.1

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Nicolas Poussin The Assumption of the Virgin
The Assumption of the Virgin
c. 1630/32

Nicolas Poussin The Companions of Rinaldo
The Companions of Rinaldo
c. 1633

Nicolas Poussin The Baptism of Christ
The Baptism of Christ

Nicolas Poussin Jupiter as a Child
Jupiter as a Child

Nicolas Poussin Helios and Phaeton with Saturnus
Helios and Phaeton with Saturnus