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The Funeral of Phocion

The Funeral of Phocion
ArtistNicolas Poussin
Year1648 (1648)
Mediumoil on canvas
LocationNational Museum Cardiff

The Funeral of Phocion is a 1648 landscape 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 the French artist Nicolas Poussin. Phocion was an Athenian statesman 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.[1]

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

See also


  1. ^ "The Philip Johnson Glass House announces the conservation of the Nicolas Poussin painting the single most important work in the collection" (PDF). The Philip Johnson Glass House. Retrieved 15 September 2008.

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

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