Dissatisfied with the patronage which he received in Paris, Poussin went to Rome when he was about thirty years of age.
Poussin studied nature with a minuteness that often exposed him to raillery.
"The old rogue is making game of us," said Poussin, coming close to the pretended picture.
From that time until Zampieri's death, Poussin was his friend and pupil.
Poussin remained French in spite of Italian training, and held aloof from the coterie of Court painters.
"Let us go to his studio," said young Poussin, wondering greatly.
Thus toiling, struggling, and suffering, Poussin spent his later years.
"Beyond that point it loses itself in the skies," said Poussin.
The drawings of them were made by Poussin, and Mariette boasted of having them in his collection.
This good M. Bellanger has given you permission to copy his Poussin.