Selene and Endymion

Nicolas Poussin French, 1594-1665

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European: Poussin, Level 2, South Wing

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In Greek mythology, the moon goddess Selene was the lover of the mortal shepherd Endymion; but because of her lunar nature, their meetings could only take place at night. Nicolas Poussin has represented the poignant moment at which the two must part. Endymion kneels sadly before Selene; she gently rests her hand on his shoulder, but can do nothing to stop the impending break of dawn, as signaled by the winged figure of Night, who draws back the curtain of darkness that has protected the couple. Frombehind this curtain springs forth the sun god Apollo, preparing to bring in a new day by driving his chariot across the sky. Nicolas Poussin, a leading figure in the classical seventeenth-century French movement, has bathed this scene with a vaporous, golden light, infusing it with the sense of calm harmony and measured order for which he is known.

Selene and Endymion

ca. 1630

Nicolas Poussin




Oil on canvas

Unframed: 48 × 66 1/2 inches (121.9 × 168.9 cm) Framed: 59 × 77 1/4 × 3 1/2 inches (149.9 × 196.2 × 8.9 cm)


European Painting

Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund


This work is in the public domain.




by 1653 (possibly by 1632) until 1661, Collection Cardinal Mazarin [1602-1661] (Paris, France). by 1743, “brought from abroad” by dealer (John van Spangen, London, England)

March 4, 1743, sold by (Ford, London, England) auction van Spangen lot 179 [£49.17]

1743-1746, Spencer, possibly the Hon. John Spencer [1708–1746] (England). by 1747, re-acquired by dealer (John van Spangen, London, England)

February 10, 1748, sold by (Cock and Langford, Covent Garden, London, England) auction John Van Spangen...deceased, lot 76 [£38.17]

1748, John(?) Blackwood [1696–1777] (London, England). until ca. 1922 - unknown English collection

1922, (Galerie Paul Cassirer, Berlin, Germany)

1922-1931, Julius Heinrich Haass [1869-1931] (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

by inheritance, Constance Haass McMath [1909-1978] (Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, USA)

1936-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Thimann, Michael. “Zeit und Ewigkeit bei Nicolas Poussin. Zur ‘Bitte des Phaeton um den Sonnen wagen Apolls,’ in der Berliner Gemäldegalerie.” Jarbuch der Berliner Museen 55, Bd. (2013): 43-56, p. 44.

Caviglia, Susanna. “The Crisis of Narration in Eighteenth-Century French History Painting.” In Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin, eds. Peter Cooke and Nina Lübbren. New York, 2016, pp. 52, 54.

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Moscovich, Atara. "Endymion awake. The lover of the Mood goddess in Poussin's Selene and Endymion." In Fly me to the Moon: La luna nell'immaginario umano, ed. Lara Nicolini, et al. Genova, 2020, pp. 235-246; p. 236 (fig. 1).

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Nicolas Poussin, Selene and Endymion, ca. 1630, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund, 36.11.

Selene and Endymion
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