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Painting in Focus: Nicolas Poussin’s 'Extreme Unction'

Following the Government announcement yesterday, museums and galleries in Cambridge will be closed to the public as part of a period of national/local restrictions. So, with great sadness, we will not be able to reopen as planned on 2 January 2021.

'Extreme Unction' was acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2012 through the HM Government’s acceptance in lieu scheme, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, and numerous charities and public donations. It is the most important Old Master painting to enter the museum’s collection for over a century, and makes a notable addition to the permanent collection of seventeenth-century French paintings. This online resource explores the painting in depth.

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