Gaspard Poussin

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A pupil of Nicolas Poussin, Gaspard Dughet was the brother of Poussin’s wife. He spent most of his life in Rome devoted himself to landscape painting and the beauties of the Roman Campagna. The historic Cobbe Collection included an important work by the master, which was sold in 1839 to pay for worker’s cottages, along with a landscape by Meindert Hobbema, now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington. In recent years four landscapes by Dughet have been added to the collection. Dughet is renowned for having ‘invented’ the ‘storm’ landscape, of which the Valley Landscape with a Tempest at Hatchlands is a fine example.