- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Nicolas Poussin, French (Les Andelys, France 1594 - 1665 Rome, Italy)
- The Infant Bacchus Entrusted to the Nymphs of Nysa
- Other Titles
- Alternate Title: The Birth of Bacchus
- Work Type
- c. 1656
- Physical Descriptions
- Brown ink and brown wash over traces of black chalk, squared in red chalk on off-white antique laid paper laid down on off-white antique laid paper, framing lines in brown ink
- 22.9 x 37.5 cm (9 x 14 3/4 in.)
- Anne-Louis Girodet de Rousy-Trioson; her sale, Paris, 11 April 1825, lot 499; Sir Thomas Lawrence; William Coningham; Pierre Defer and Henri Dumesnil, Paris (their mark, L.739, lower right); their sale, Paris, Drouot, 10-12 May 1900, lot 204; sale, Paris, Drouot, 14 May 1958; Stephen Higgins, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Stralem, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1958, inv. no. 1958.290
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Stralem
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), cat. no. 275, p. 235, repr.
Hilliard T. Goldfarb, From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth Century, exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art/Indiana University Press (Cleveland, 1989), cat. no. 23 pp. 58-60, repr.
Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Nicolas Poussin 1594-1665: catalogue raisonné des dessins, Leonardo (Milan, Italy, 1994), vol. I, cat. no. 364, pp. 702-703, repr., vol. II, p. 1211
Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 100, repr.
Pierre Rosenberg and Keith Christiansen, ed., Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions, exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press (New York, 2008), cat. no. 59, pp. 270, 272, 274-75, repr.
Laurence Lhinares, "Alexis-Nicolas Pérignon (1785-1864), peintre, expert, marchand et collectionneur", Revue du Louvre: La Revue des Musées de France (December 2013), no. 5, pp. 69-78, p. 73, fig. 6, repr.
Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XVIIe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2013), pp. 83, 637, fig. 161, repr.
Nicolas Milovanovic and Mickäel Szanto, ed., Poussin et Dieu, exh. cat., Hazan (Paris, 2015), pp. 146-7, fig. 108
- Exhibition History
Five Colleges Roman Baroque Festival, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 04/04/1974 - 04/28/1974; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, 04/07/1974 - 04/30/1974
From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawings from the 17th Century, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 12/13/1989 - 01/28/1990; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/24/1990 - 04/08/1990; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 05/06/1990 - 06/17/1990
HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/08/2008 - 04/06/2008
Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 02/12/2008 - 05/11/2008
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 2), Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 10/23/2008 - 11/16/2008
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/16/2009 - 11/08/2009
- Related Works
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