Boy with Dead Starling
- Art Funded
- 54 x 36 cm
- Presented by
- S C Turner through The Art Fund
The Weld Collection of Old Master Drawings was funded in 1995. With more than 300 works from the 15th to the 18th centuries, artists represented include Mantegna, Tintoretto and Rubens.
Nicolas Poussin's Landscape with the Ashes of Phocion is one of the artist's finest works. Poussin depicts the widow of the murdered Phocion nervously gathering his ashes for burial, while clusters of people enjoy the sunshine outside the city walls of Athens in the background.