book of prints;
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"Liber Veritatis. Or, A Collection of Two Hundred Prints, after the Original Designs of Claude Lorrain, in the Collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire, executed by Richard Earlom, in the Manner and Taste of the Drawings. To which is added a Descriptive Catalogue of Each Print. Together with the Names of those for whom, and of the Places for which the Original Pictures were first painted, (Taken from the Hand-writing of Claude Le Lorrain himself on the Back of each Drawing) and of the present Possessors of many of the Original Pictures. Volume the Second." (London, John Boydell) 1777; containing 100 plates, numbered 101 to 200, by Earlom after Claude. With letterpress titlepage and catalogue of the contents. The second of two volumes, bound in leather boards with marbled paper.
Mezzotints with etching and engraving, printed in sepia
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Height: 408 millimetres
Width: 256 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
- Curator's comments
- One of two volumes, the first volume kept at 161.d.16 (1857,0613.984).
For plates 1 to 78 of the third volume (published as a whole in 1819), see L.64.1-78 (kept at 161.b.20).
For comment on Earlom's "Liber Veritatis" prints, see 1872,1012.4663.
For an introduction to Claude's "Liber Veritatis", see Michael Kitson, "Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis" (British Museum, 1978).
Related drawings by Claude are kept elsewhere in the collection, as are loose impressions of the prints
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Liber Veritatis
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Previous owner's inscription on fly-leaf: "M Lucan / given to me by / Ld Lucan"
- Prints and Drawings
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