POUSSIN, Nicolas
(b. 1594, Les Andelys, d. 1665, Roma)

Holy Family on the Steps

Oil on canvas, 69 x 98 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

This painting is an extremely fine seventeenth-century copy of the original painting by Poussin in the Cleveland Museum of Art. The copyist was a contemporary artist who, although exhibiting different artistic sensibilities, nevertheless demonstrates a certain familiarity with Poussin's working methods.