Nicolas Poussin 1593/94 – 1665

Summer (Boaz and Ruth)

oil on canvas (118 × 160 cm) — 1660-1664 Museum Musée du Louvre, Paris

Nicolas Poussin biography

This work is linked to Ruth 2:10

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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.

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