Nicolas Poussin

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Noun1.Nicolas Poussin - French painter in the classical style (1594-1665)Nicolas Poussin - French painter in the classical style (1594-1665)
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Ordination by Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665) is rather better known, since it has been on loan until recently to the National Gallery in London along with the four other canvases from the original set of seven Sacraments remaining at Belvoir Castle.
Rudolf Wittkower (Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750) places Duquesnoy among "a powerful phalanx" -- including Alessandro Algardi, Nicholas Poussin, and Andrea Sacchi--challenging "the great masters of the High Baroque" (169).
Considered to be the founder of seventeenth century French classical painting, Nicholas Poussin is esteemed as one of the most influential artists of his time.