The Adoration of the Golden Calf by Nicolas Poussin

In the centre is a golden calf with figures dancing around it.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 153 x 213 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £10,000)
Acquired in:
1945
Vendor:
Lord Radnor

Aaron invites the people to worship while Moses descends the mountain and lifts a tablet above his head.

Provenance

Amadeo del Pozzo, Marchese di Voghera of Turin; by 1685 Chevalier de Lorraine; 1710 Benigne de Ragois de Bretonvillers; 1741 bt from Samuel by Sir Jacob Bouverie; his successor became the Earl of Radnor.

Venue details

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