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La Récompense villageoise

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  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • La Récompense villageoise
  • Description

    Landscape with a country dance, with figures gathered beneath trees, cattle at left; a bridge in the distance, a bit to the right; etched state before letters Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1746-1773
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 495 millimetres
    • Width: 623 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    After a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1739, now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris. Not described in IFF or Portalis & Beraldi, but mentionned in M. Röthlisberger, 'Claude Lorrain, the Paintings', London 1961, cat. No. LV36.

  • Bibliography

    • Röthlisberger 36 (see) bibliographic details
  • Location

    French Printmakers XVIIIc Plan Press

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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