Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)


Le massacre des innocents, 1627/1630
From the Gospel of St. Matthew: King Herod ordered the killing of all boys under the age of two born in the Bethlehem area, for the Magi had told him that a child destined to become the king of the Jews had been born in the city. Jesus was saved from the massacre when his Family fled to Egypt

Peter Paul Rubens

The Massacre of the Innocents is the subject of two paintings by Rubens.

The Massacre of the Innocents, 1611-1612

The Massacre of the Innocents, 1638