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SELENE AND ENDYMION
SELENE AND ENDYMION

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SELENE AND ENDYMION

Nicolas Poussin(French, 1594-1665)

Date
c. 1630
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
48 x 66 1/2 in. (121.9 x 168.9 cm) with frame: 59 x 77 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. 149.9 x 196.2 x 8.9 cm
Department
European Painting
Classification
Paintings
Credit
Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
Accession No.
36.11
Provenance
Paris, Collection Cardinal Mazarin, (inventories of 1653, 1661). According to D. Mahon possibly acquired the painting directly from the painter as early as 1632-1633; London, Collection John von Spangen; London, auction von Spangen (Ford), 15 March 1743, lot 179 (purchased by Spencer, but in all probabililty, bought in); London, auction von Spangen (Cock and Langford), 10 Febr., 1749, lot 76, bought by Blackwood; Berlin, Galerie Paul Cassirer (dealer-1922 bought in England); Detroit, Collection Julius H. Haass, Detroit, 1922 (purchased from Paul Cassirer); By inheritance to Detroit, Collection Mrs. Trent McMath (née Constance Haass), from whom purchased by the DIA. N.B: Often incorporated into the provenance of the Detroit painting is that of an old copy formerly in the collection of Cardinal Fesch, uncle of Napoleon Bonaparte: Rome, auction Cardinal Fesch (George) 17 March, 1845, lot 408 (as school of Poussin), bought by Warneck for 37 écus--see Paris, 1995, p. 192 (discussed in the entry for cat. 37).
Keywords
canvas, oil, paint, mythology
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