Inventory number
P02308
Author
Poussin, Nicholas (French)
Title
Landscape with Ruins
Chronology
Ca. 1634
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
72 cm x 98 cm
School
Francesa
Theme
Paisaje
On display
Yes
Provenance
Colección Real (colección Carlo Maratti, Roma, 1712; adquirido por Felipe V, 1723, nº 165; col. Felipe V, Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, 1727; col. Felipe V, La Granja, pieza donde se dice misa, 1746, nº 174; La Granja, 1794, nº 174; La Granja, 1814-1818, nº 174).

This allegorical landscape alludes to the glories of the city of Rome. In the foreground, in front of an Etruscan sarcophagus symbolizing the origin of Roman civilization, a figure points out the path leading to the classical buildings in the background.

A Frenchman living in Rome, Poussin studied Raphael and classical Antiquity, which were the main sources of his work.

 
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