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European Art
Artist: Nicolas Poussin, French, 1594–1665

King Midas Turns an Oak Branch to Gold

ca. 1625

Oil on canvas

unframed: 75 × 100 cm (29 1/2 × 39 3/8 in.)
Gift of Christophe Janet, B.A. 1977
2016.96.1
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
French
Period: 
first quarter 17th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Collection of Christophe Janet

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Timothy Standring, “Poussin’s Other Version of King Midas Turns an Oak Branch to Gold,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2017): 70, fig. 1.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.