Poussin, Claude, and French Drawing in the Classical Age
at the Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
The French refer to the seventeenth century as the Grand Siècle, or the Great Century. Under the rule of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, the period saw a dramatic increase in French political and military power, the maturation of French courtly life at Versailles, and an unparalleled flourishing of the arts.