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Poussin and the Dance at National Gallery [London]

Recto: a drawing of a round dance before a herm of Pan (or Priapus), with a nymph and satyr to the left. Verso: a very weak sketch of a Holy Family group. The verso has not been catalogued.
Nicolas Poussin was the outstanding French painter of the Baroque
A dance before a herm of Pan ©

Poussin and the Dance
9 October 2021 – 2 January 2022

This exhibition will celebrate the French artist Nicolas Poussin’s lifelong interest in the figure in motion, particularly in the form of dance and revelry. The Royal Collection contains one of the great groups of Poussin’s drawings and the works lent to the National Gallery include sheets which demonstrate Poussin’s methods of arranging figures in tightly structured, dance-like compositions. The exhibition is on display at the National Gallery until 2 January 2022 before transferring to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles from 15 February 2022.

Other items from the Royal Collection are on long-term loan to the National Gallery.

Rooms and locations with objects on display