Poussin, Nicolas (15941665)

Poussin, Nicolas, one of the most illustrious of French painters, born near Andelys, in Normandy; studied first in Paris and then at Rome, where he first attained celebrity, whence he was in 1640 invited to Paris by Louis XIII., who appointed him painter-in-ordinary, with a studio in the Tuileries, returning three years after to Rome, where he died; he is the author of numerous great works, among which may be mentioned the “Shepherds of Arcadia,” “The Deluge,” “Moses drawn out of the Water,” “The Flight into Egypt,” &c., all of which display simplicity of taste, nobility of character, and artistic talent of a high order (15941665).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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