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Landscape with Christ appearing to St Mary Magdalene, record of painting in Frankfurt a/Main from the Liber Veritatis; at left Mary Magdalene kneeling before Christ, at right the other two Maries beside a fence and tree, beyond at right an angel standing in the entrance to the tomb, and at centre the walls of Jerusalem, in background at right three crosses on a hill. 1681
Pen and brown ink, and brown and grey-brown wash, with black chalk, heightened with white
- Production date
Height: 191 millimetres
Width: 252 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
Kitson, Liber Veritatis:
Publications Ltd, London, 1978, p. 174.
Frankfurt a/Main, Städelsches Kunstinstitut. Canvas, 83 x 139 cm; signed and dated ‘Claudio I.V.F. Roma 1681’. RP, fig. 313; R-C, 272; Like its pendant, this painting is much wider in proportion to its width than the drawing, and the composition of the latter is much compressed, the contraction occurring both in the centre at the left. However, despite this and despite the unsteadiness of Claude’s penwork in the drawing of the figures, the details correspond remarkably to those in the painting.
Earlom, 194; Caracciolo, 194.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977 BM, Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis
1988 Feb-April, Frankfurt, Stadelsches Kunstinstitut & Stadtische Galerie, no. L6
2011/12 Oct-Jan, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Claude Lorrain
2012 Feb-May, Frankfurt, Städel Museum, Claude Lorrain
- 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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