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SELENE AND ENDYMION
Nicolas Poussin(French, 1594-1665)
- c. 1630
- Oil on canvas
- 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
- European Painting
- Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
- Accession No.
- 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).
- canvas, oil, paint, mythology
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