Nicolas Poussin

The Assumption of the Virgin



Nicolas Poussin - The Assumption of the Virgin

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 414
Philip Conisbee, French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, Washington; Princeton, N.J., 2009, nr. 82


Provenance

Probably the painting recorded in the posthumous 1638 inventory of Vincenzo Giustiniani (1564-1637), Rome, who may have commissioned it, and probably the painting still recorded in the Palazzo Giustiniani in 1688
Conte Niccolò Soderini (died 1779), Rome, by 1750
sold by 20 September 1764 for 500 crowns through James Byres, Rome to Brownlow Cecil, 9th earl of Exeter (1725-1793), Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire
by inheritance to his nephew, Henry Cecil, 10th earl and 1st marquess of Exeter (1754-1804), Burghley House
by inheritance to his son, Brownlow Cecil, 2nd marquess of Exeter (1795-1867), Burghley House
by inheritance to his son, William Alleyne Cecil, 3rd marquess of Exeter (1825-1895), Burghley House
by inheritance his son, Brownlow Henry George Cecil, 4th marquess of Exeter (1849-1898), Burghley House
by inheritance to his son, William Thomas Brownlow Cecil, 5th marquess of Exeter (1876-1956), Burghley House
by inheritance to his son, David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th marquess of Exeter (1905-1981), Burghley House
sold 1962 to Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London
sold 1963 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1963.5.1

Other works by Nicolas Poussin


Nicolas Poussin Landscape with a calm
Landscape with a calm
1650-51

Nicolas Poussin Landscape with Saint John on Patmos
Landscape with Saint John on Patmos
1640

Nicolas Poussin The Baptism of Christ
The Baptism of Christ
1641/42

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

Nicolas Poussin
The Assumption of the Virgin
c. 1630/32
134.4 x 98.1 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund