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verso in pen and brown ink, fragmentary letter written by the artist


Pierre Jean Mariette (Lugt 1852), Paris (his sale, Paris, 15 November 1775-30 January 1776, no. 250); Maurice Marignane (Lugt 1872), Paris and Marseille; Hans M. Calmann [1899-1982], London; Curtis O. Baer [1898-1976], Atlanta; by descent to Dr. and Mrs. George O. Baer; gift to NGA, 1986.

Exhibition History

Drawings from the Collection of Curtis O. Baer. The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, 1958, no. 37 (cat. by Agnes Mongan).
Master Drawings from Titian to Picasso, the Curtis O. Baer Collection, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1985, no. 55 (cat. by Eric M. Zafran).
Nicolas Poussin, Galeries nationales d'Exposition du Grand Palais, Paris, 1994, no. 232.
Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions. Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York, 2007-2008, no. 60 (Pierre Rosenberg, Keith Christiansen, et al.).
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 54-55, 277, no. 18 (color).


Friedlaender, Walter, and Anthony Blunt, eds. The Drawings of Nicolas Poussin: Catalogue raisonné. 5 vols. London, 1939-1974: 4(1963):no. 290 (recto), no. 250 (verso), pls. 203, 222.
Shearman, John. "Les Dessins de Paysages de Poussin." In Actes du Colloque Nicolas Poussin. Vol. 1. Paris, 1960: 183.
Badt, K. Die Kunst des Nicolas Poussin. Cologne, 1969: 1:253.
Rosenberg, Pierre, and Louis-Antoine Prat. Nicolas Poussin 1594-1665. Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Milan: Leonardo Editore, 1994, 1: xx, 680, under no. 351, no. 365.
Clayton, Martin. Review of Nicolas Poussin 1594-1665. Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Burlington Magazine 138, no. 1120 (July 1996): 469.

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