5 July 2007
A RECTANGULAR GILT-BRONZE RELIEF OF THE HOLY FAMILY
AFTER NICOLAS POUSSIN, ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY
Depicted before a classical ruin; the reverse with inventory number '3052' and sale label '76 8.12.87'; in a modern velvet-covered surround and gilt-wood frame painted with the inventory number '162'
8 x 6 3/8 in. (20.3 x 16.2 cm.)
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F. Russell ed., The Loyd Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, revised edition 1991, no. 162, pl. 79.
This relief is derived, in reverse, from a painting of the Holy Family by Poussin which is in the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The artist presumably knew the composition from an engraved image of the painting.
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