The drawing is late and is very probably from a study for The Lamentation in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
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Artist:Nicolas Poussin (French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)
Medium:Pen and brown ink
Dimensions:3 7/16 x 6 1/8 in. (8.8 x 15.6 cm.)
Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1961
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at lower right: "nicolas poussin"
Hans M. Calmann (British)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," 1964.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Roman Artists of the 17th Century: Drawings and Prints (Athens and New York)," November 2, 1976–January 16, 1977.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventeenth Century French Drawings and Prints from the Museum's Collections," May 18–August 22, 1982.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventeenth Century French Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum," February 2–April 25, 1996.
Bean and Turcic 1986.252, Rosenberg and Prat 1994.118
Jacob Bean "The Drawings Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 20, New York, 1962, fig. no. 11, p. 168, ill.
Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: New York Graphic Society, 1964, cat. no. 54, ill.
Pierre Rosenberg French Master Drawings of the 17th and 18th Centuries in North American Collections. Ex. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario, 2 Sept. - 15 Oct., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 3 Nov. - 17 Dec. 1972, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 12 Jan. - 11 Mar. 1973. Toronto, 1972, cat. no. under no. 113, p. 196.
Walter Friedlaender, Sir Anthony Blunt The Drawings of Nicolas Poussin. Catalogue Raisonné. Part Five. Drawings after the Antique. Miscellaneous Drawings. Addenda. 5 vols., London, 1974, cat. no. 401, vol. 5, fig. no. 296, p. 80, ill.
Jacob Bean Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions, 1965-1975. Explanatory texts accompanying an exhibition. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975.
Jacob Bean (but catalogue not signed), The Metropolitan Museum of Art Roman Artists of the 17th Century: Drawings and Prints. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1976, n. pag. .
Sir Anthony Blunt The Drawings of Poussin. New Haven and London, 1979, note 12, pp. 21, 188, 194.
Doris Wild Nicolas Poussin. 2 vols., Zurich, 1980, cat. no. under no. 190.
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 252, p. 223, ill.
Philip Conisbee "New York French Drawings [exhibition review]." The Burlington Magazine. vol. 128, London, December 1986, p. 924.
Sir Anthony Blunt The Drawings of Poussin. French edition. Poitiers, 1988, note 13, 204, pp. 30, 97.
James Thompson "Nicolas Poussin." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Winter 1992-1993, fig. no. 30, pp. 37-38, ill.
Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat Nicolas Poussin 1594-1665: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. 2 vols., Milan, 1994, cat. no. 118, vol. I, pp. 220-221, ill.
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