The Triumph of Silenus

The figure seated at the left is Silenus.

It is debatable whether this is by Poussin, although it is generally agreed that the composition is by him. The original was, like 'The Triumph of Pan', painted for Cardinal de Richelieu for installation in the Cabinet du Roi at the chateau de Richelieu around 1636.

Key facts

Artist dates
1594 - 1665
Full title
The Triumph of Silenus
Date made
probably about 1637
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
142.9 x 120.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1824
Inventory number
Location in Gallery