Saturday, June 17, 2017

Summer (Boaz and Ruth) (1660-1664)


Summer (Boaz and Ruth) (1660-1664)
Nicolas Poussin 1593/94 – 1665
oil on canvas (118 × 160 cm) — 1660-1664
Ruth 2:10 - Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?
Part of a series with a seasonal theme. Poussin painted the works in Rome, commissioned by the Duke of Richelieu.

The widow Ruth kneels before Boaz, a rich farmer from Bethlehem. Soon after they would be married.
>>>> Ruth


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