A classicist French baroque painter
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) was the most Classical of French baroque painters.
While his mythological scenes presaged the Romantic movement, on a deeper level his balance and predilection to paint from nature had closer connection to (and greater influence on) Impressionists such as Cézanne.
Selected works by Nicolas Poussin in England
Cephalus and Aurora (c. 1627–30) by Nicolas Poussin in the National Gallery, London
A Dance to the Music of Time (1634–36) by Nicolas Poussin in the Wallace Collection, London