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Mount Parnassus or Mount Helicon with Apollo and the Muses, illustration from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' V, 253, record of painting in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts from the Liber Veritatis; figures sitting on slope at r, beyond Pegasus and a temple. 1681
Pen and brown ink, and brown and grey-brown wash, heightened with white, on blue paper
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Height: 191 millimetres
Width: 251 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
Kitson, Liber Veritatis:
Boston, Mass., Museum of Fine Arts. Canvas, 98 x 135 cm; signed and dated, ‘Claudio iv fecit 1680’. RP, fig. 314; R-C, 271. The drawing corresponds to the painting exactly, except that the composition is compressed at the left.
Earlom, 193; Caracciolo, 193.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977 BM, Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis
1994 Jan-Apr, London, National Gallery, 'Claude Lorrain' (no cat.)
- 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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