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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1957,1214.119

  • Description

    Landscape with dancing figures ('The Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca' or 'The Mill'), record of paintings in London and Rome from the Liber Veritatis; in foreground at right figures watching a pair dance, at left animals, and beyond boats on a stretch of water Pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white, on blue paper

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1635-1682
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 200 millimetres
    • Width: 260 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Verso inscribed with notes
  • Curator's comments

    See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.

  • Bibliography

    • Liber Veritatis 113 bibliographic details
    • Roethlisberger 650 bibliographic details
  • Location

    French Roy XVIIc

  • Exhibition history

    1977 BM, Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis 2000/1 Dec-April, London, Tate Britain, 'Pure as Italian Air...'
    2006/7 Oct-Jan, San Francisco, Legion of Honor, 'Claude Lorrain:...'
    2007 Feb-April, Williamstown, Clark Art Institute, 'Claude Lorrain:...'
    2007 May-Aug, Washington, Nat Gall of Art, 'Claude Lorrain:...'

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    14 November 2000

    Treatment proposal

    Open mount. Lift drawing but keep on inlay. Support cracks. Mount solid. Perspex verso. Stamp.

    Condition

    Inlaid into solid mount with Perspex verso. Mount bowed. Small cracks in heavily inked areas mainly down right side. Old repairs on verso b l. Natural crease in paper b c.

    Treatment details

    Mount opened with a spatula. Inlay released from board with a scalpel. Cracks supported with a fine Japanese tissue toned with Winsor and Newton artist's watercolours (organic,inorganic pigments,gum arabic) and Klucel G in IMS adhesive. Pressed under glass.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1957

  • Acquisition notes

    Accepted by H M Government in lieu of tax on the estate of the 9th Duke of Devonshire. See M. Kitson's 'Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis', pp. 28-9, for a full account of the provenance of the sketch-book.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1957,1214.119

Landscape with dancing figures ('The Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca' or 'The Mill'), record of paintings in London and Rome from the Liber Veritatis; in foreground at r figures watching a pair dance, at l animals, and beyond boats on a stretch of water
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white, on blue paper

Landscape with dancing figures ('The Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca' or 'The Mill'), record of paintings in London and Rome from the Liber Veritatis; in foreground at r figures watching a pair dance, at l animals, and beyond boats on a stretch of water Pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white, on blue paper

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