Poussin, (Nicoli,) born in Normandy in 1594. "His family was originally noble. He spent most of his life in Rome. In perspective and architecture he was perfectly accomplished; and this enabled him to give a captivating air of grandeur to his landscapes, the scenes and situations of which were highly pleasing, and received peculiar beauty from the novelty of the objects introduced, the variety of the trees, buildings, and other ornaments. The airs and attitudes of his figures are generally beautiful, though not always graceful. The colouring of Poussin did not correspond to his other powers: it is cold, feeble and hard." No. 5.--A Landscape, with some figures in the foreground, falling water, and some classical buildings and ruins in the back-ground. [P. 15.]
Catalogue of the Pictures Forming the Collection of the Works of the Old Masters now Being exhibited at the Gallery of the National Academy of Design in Broadway. 1849. New-York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.