The Funeral of Phocion

The Funeral of Phocion is a 1648 painting, also known as The Burial of Phocion, Landscape with the Funeral of Phocion and Landscape with the Body of Phocion Carried out of Athens, by French artist Nicolas Poussin. Phocion was an Athenian stateman from the 4th century BC. Three versions of the painting are known. These are now housed in The Louvre, Paris; National Museum Cardiff and the collections of the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, United States.cite web|url=!/NICOLASPOUSSIN.pdf?item_id=864006&version_id=864007|title= The Philip Johnson Glass House announces the conservation of the Nicolas Poussin painting the single most important work in the collection|publisher=The Philip Johnson Glass House |accessdate=2008-09-15]

In the same year Poussin painted a companion piece to "The Funeral of Phocion", "Landscape with the Ashes of Phocion".


Further reading

Paul Jamot, "Poussin's Two Pictures of the Story of Phocion" in "The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs" Vol. 40, No. 229 (April 1922), pp. 156-158

External links

* [ Article on the Louvre version]
* [!/NICOLASPOUSSIN.pdf?item_id=864006&version_id=864007 Press release on the Glass House version]
* [ Article on the two companion Phocion paintings]
* [ Artcyclopedia article]

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