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Pastoral landscape, record of the painting, then in the collection of Mrs Burns (North Mimms, Hertfordshire), from the Liber Veritatis; in foreground herdsman seated at r, beyond goats, a river and bridge at r
Pen and brown ink and grey-brown wash, with brown wash
- Production date
Height: 198 millimetres
Width: 264 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
The painting that this drawing records was made in 1639 for a certain Nicolas Larché. The painting was recorded in Roethlisberger 1968 as being in the possession of Mrs Walter Burns, North Myms, Herts. There are minimal differences between the painting and the drawing apart from the bridge being slightly to the left and the altering of the line of the parapet. This drawing in the 'Liber Veritatis' (from which see 1957,1214.6) was formerly thought to correspond to another pastoral scene, (Roethlisberger 1968, no. 229), but it is now rightly regarded as a separate composition and dated a year or so earlier (R-C, 60).
Earlom, 39; Caracciolo, 40.
Lit: M. Roethlisberger, Claude Lorrain, The Paintings, London 1961, LV39, pp. 161–62; M. Roethlisberger, ‘Claude Lorrain. The Drawings’, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1968, no. 343; M. Kitson, ‘Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis’, London 1978, no. 39
- 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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