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  • Title: Selene and Endymion
  • Creator: Nicolas Poussin
  • Date: 1630
  • Physical Location: Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
  • Provenance: Paris, Collection Cardinal Mazarin, (inventories of 1653, 1661). According to D. Mahon possibly acquired the painting directly from the painter as early as 1632-1633; London, Collection John von Spangen; London, auction von Spangen (Ford), 15 March 1743, lot 179 (purchased by Spencer, but in all probabililty, bought in); London, auction von Spangen (Cock and Langford), 10 Febr., 1749, lot 76, bought by Blackwood; Berlin, Galerie Paul Cassirer (dealer-1922 bought in England); Detroit, Collection Julius H. Haass, Detroit, 1922 (purchased from Paul Cassirer); By inheritance to Detroit, Collection Mrs. Trent McMath (nÈe Constance Haass), from whom purchased by the DIA. N.B: Often incorporated into the provenance of the Detroit painting is that of an old copy formerly in the collection of Cardinal Fesch, uncle of Napoleon Bonaparte: Rome, auction Cardinal Fesch (George) 17 March, 1845, lot 408 (as school of Poussin), bought by Warneck for 37 Ècus--see Paris, 1995, p. 192 (discussed in the entry for cat. 37)., Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
  • Physical Dimensions: w66.5 x h48 in (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Detroit Institute of Arts
  • External Link: http://dia.org
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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