Graphic works
by Nicolas POUSSIN

There are very few finished drawings by Poussin. When he was drawing his only aim was to get his ideas down on paper. These sketches were then developed into more elaborate compositional drawings, sometimes dry and schematic project drawings to show to a patron, but more often vigorous and creative drawings executed with brush and wash.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Bacchanal
1635–36
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over faint black chalk underdrawing, 133 x 206 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1600*1035
True Color
243 Kb



A Sacrifice
1630-32
Pen, brown ink, and wash over black chalk, 10 x 215 mm
Musée Bonnat, Bayonne

1300*877
True Color
239 Kb



A Dance to the Music of Time
c. 1635
Pen and brown ink on paper, 148 x 199 mm
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

691*500
True Color
79 Kb



Polyphemus Discovers Acis and Galatea
1623
Pencil, pen, brown ink and wash on paper, 182 x 323 mm
Royal Library, Windsor

1000*572
True Color
108 Kb



The Death of Chione
1623
Pencil, pen, brown ink and wash on paper, 184 x 313 mm
Royal Library, Windsor

1000*569
True Color
100 Kb



The Death of Camilla
1623
Pencil, pen, brown ink and grey wash on paper, 184 x 324 mm
Royal Library, Windsor

1000*581
True Color
123 Kb



Study for the Massacre of the Innocents II
1628-29
Pen, brown ink and wash on paper, 147 x 169 mm
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille

567*500
True Color
79 Kb



Armida Carrying off Rinaldo
1635-40
Pen, brown ink, and wash 203 x 255 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1100*863
True Color
226 Kb



Study of Two Antique Bas-Reliefs (detail)
c. 1635
Pen and bister wash, 144 x 178 mm
Musée Bonnat, Bayonne

1112*1200
True Color
233 Kb




Paintings by Nicolas POUSSIN
until 1630 | 1631-1634 | 1635-1639 | 1640-1649 | from 1650
Seven Sacraments (2 series)
Graphic works