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Landscape with the Flaying of Marsyas, illustration from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' (VI, 383 ff), record of the painting in the Earl of Leicester's collection, Holkham from the Liber Veritatis; in foreground at left bagpipes on ground, Marsyas nude and tied to a tree, a figure kneeling before him, and another behind tree, at centre group of figures on river bank, including a river god, and at right cattle
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white, on blue paper
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Height: 196 millimetres
Width: 260 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
See also 1957,1214.51
Kitson, Liber Veritatis:
Holkham, Earl of Leicester. Canvas, 120,5 x 158 cm; 1645-6. RP, fig. 176; R-C, 160. The drawing corresponds to the painting exactly.
Earlom, 95; Caracciolo, 95.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977 BM, Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Metamorphoses
- 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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