Evelyn describes Monsieur Frene:

“…we went to Monsieur Frene’s, who showed us many rare drawings, a Rape of Helen in black chalk; many excellent things of Sneiders, all naked; some of Julio and Michael Angelo; a Madonna of Passignano; some things of Parmensis, and other masters.”

In “A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters: Nicholas Poussin, Claude Lorraine, and Jean Baptist Greuze” By John Smith 1837, Monsieur Frene is mentioned:

”At the commencement of the year 1648, Poussin sent off the last picture of the series of the Sacrements; and in the same year he finished for Monsieur du Frêne Anequin, the Virgin seated on a step, with the infant Saviour on her knees…“

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