The Four Seasons: Summer
 (also known as Ruth and Boaz)
Nicolas Poussin - 1660-1664
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In the last years of his life Poussin painted four pictures representing the four seasons and at the same time the four times of the day, summer standing for noonday. Each composition also illustrated a story from the Old Testament; in this case that of Ruth and Boaz. With 'The Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun' these are the most profound expressions of the pantheism which inspire Poussin in his old age.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1660-1664
Artist age:Approximately 70 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 116 cm (45.67 in.), Width: 160 cm (62.99 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 28 January 2009.
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