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

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

Poussin painted two versions of The Massacre of the Innocents between 1628 and 1632. For the second version, he made a preparatory study in a drawing that he evidently only translated into a painting some time later.