Landscape with the Gathering of the Ashes of Phocion by his Widow
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This is one of a pair of landscapes that illustrates the story of Phocion, the virtuous but unbending Athenian general who was unjustly condemned to death by a hasty decision of the people. Poussin has depicted the moment when the hero's widow is collecting his ashes, after his body, which had been denied burial in Athens, had been carried to Megara and there burnt according to the rites of the Greeks.
Owner/Location: Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool  (United Kingdom - Liverpool)
Dates: 1648
Artist age:Approximately 54 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 116 cm (45.67 in.), Width: 176 cm (69.29 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 28 January 2009.
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