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(b Rome, 4 June 1615; d Rome, 25 May 1675). Franco-Italian landscape painter, draughtsman, and etcher, the son of a French cook and his Italian wife. He never left Italy, spending almost all his life in or near Rome, but he is traditionally considered a member of the French School. In 1630 his sister married Nicolas Poussin, with whom he studied c.1631–5 and whose surname he adopted. A few paintings have been disputed between the two artists, but usually Dughet's work is fairly distinct in spirit from that of his illustrious brother-in-law.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)