sketch-book / drawing
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
- Height: 200 millimetres
- Width: 260 millimetres
Inscription ContentVerso inscribed with notes
See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
French Roy XVIIc
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:...'
14 November 2000
Reason for treatment
Open mount. Lift drawing but keep on inlay. Support cracks. Mount solid. Perspex verso. Stamp.
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.
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.
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.
Prints & Drawings
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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