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Landscape with the judgement of Paris, record of the painting in Washington from the Liber Veritatis; in foreground animals and figures, latter consisting of Paris, Juno, Minerva, Venus and Cupid
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, with grey-brown wash, heightened with white
- Production date
Height: 195 millimetres
Width: 256 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
Kitson, Liber Veritatis:
Washington (DC), National Gallery of Art. Canvas, 112,3 x 149,5 cm; 1645-6. M. Röthlisberger in Burlington Magazine, CVIII, 1966, p. 316, and in National Gallery of Art, Report and Studies in the History of Art for 1969, pp. 44-54; R-C, 158. The drawing corresponds to the painting exactly. Rather unexpectedly for two paintings for the same patron recorded in two successive Liber Veritatis drawing, this and LV 93 are clearly not a pair; their compositions do not complement each other, they are not the same size, and they differ in tone, colour and atmosphere. LV93 is quiet in mood, restrained in handling and subdued in colour, whereas LV 94, though no less classical in design, is unusually bright and bold.
Earlom, 94; Caracciolo, 94.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977 BM, Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis
- Acquisition date
- 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.
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