Dulwich Picture Gallery to Show Poussin Sacraments


LONDON.- Dulwich Picture Gallery announced another major coup with the opportunity to show the five remaining paintings from Nicholas Poussin’s (1594 – 1665) first series of the Seven Sacraments, painted between 1637 and 1642. This special installation has been organised to coincide with the Gallery’s summer exhibition Twombly & Poussin: Arcadian Painters and presents an ideal opportunity to celebrate Dulwich Picture Gallery’s spectacular collection of Poussin’s paintings, long considered to be one of the best in the country. While Dulwich’s wonderful selection of mythological pictures by Poussin will feature in the summer exhibition, this special display of Poussin’s Sacraments provides us with an occasion to consider two very special religious paintings by Poussin from Dulwich’s permanent collection: The Translation of Saint Rita of Cascia (the subject of recent attention