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Landscape with Rebecca taking leave of her father (Genesis XXIV, 55-61), record of the painting in the Nationalsmuseum Stockholm from the Liber Veritatis; two figures at l, one sitting beneath a tree, beyond figures and animals, including Rebecca and Abraham's servant Eliezer taking leave of her father Bethuel and crossing a bridge over water
Pen and brown ink and brown wash
- Production date
Height: 198 millimetres
Width: 265 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The drawing probably refers to the canvas in Stockholm's Nationalmuseum, purchased in 1974 with the contribution from the Friends of the Nationalmuseum.
The 1998 Exhibition label text:
This is a neat record made by Claude of a painting commissioned by Pieter Visscher and completed in 1640-1. The subject derives from previous works on the theme of the rustic dance but the costumes suggest an antique or Biblical subject.
See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
Kitson, Liber Veritatis:
Private Collection (sold Sotheby’s, 12 Dec. 1973, bt. Agnew). Canvas, 59 x 79 cm; c. 1640. M. Röthlisberger, ‘A painting by Claude’, Burlington Magazine, CXV, 1973, pp. 652-6, fig. 23; R-C, 116. The drawing corresponds to the painting exactly, except that the forms are more than usually enlarged and the small building in the centre middle distance has lost its classical columns. Claude made an etching of the composition in reverse (Blum 33, undated), probably using the painting rather than the Liber Veritatis drawing. The forms in this etching are not enlarged and, the atmosphere being clearer and the rising diagonal of the bridge less emphasized, the effect is more classical than in painting.
Earlom, 52; Caracciolo, 53.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977, BM, Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis
1998 Jun-Sep 1998, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Claude Lorrain, no.54
1998/9 Sep -Jan 1999, BM, Claude Lorrain, no.54
- 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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