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

Study of Two Antique Bas-Reliefs (detail)

c. 1635
Pen and bister wash, 144 x 178 mm
Musée Bonnat, Bayonne

Work of the Bologna-based Carracci family was widely emulated in France. Reproductions and imitations began swelling collections. Simon Vouet, Sébastien Bourdon, Nicolas Poussin, and Clude Lorrain were all steeped in the "Bolognese" culture.