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Landscape with Samuel anointing David (First Book of Samuel, XVI), record of the painting in the Louvre, Paris from the Liber Veritatis; in foreground at right figures beneath trees, beyond at left Samuel and David with other figures within a portico, at left figures preparing a sacrifice
Pen and brown ink and brown wash
Verso: Sketch of a distant landscape
Pen and brown ink and white bodycolour
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Height: 197 millimetres
Width: 263 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
Kitson, Liber Veritatis:
Paris, Louvre, No. 315. Canvas, 119 x 150 cm; indistinctly signed and dated bottom left; 1642-3. RP, fig. 141; MK in Arts Council exhibition catalogue, 1969, No. 18; R-C, 133. The painting shows an oblique wall with a niche at the extreme left instead of the square pillar in the drawing; this may be due to the overpainting of the picture in this part in connection with a supposed enlargement during the reign of Louis XIV. However, any extension of the canvas must have been very slight as the statue at the top left is in the same position relative to the edges in both painting and drawing. This apart, the drawing is a faithful record of the painting.
Earlom, 69; Caracciolo, 70.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977 BM, Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis
1978/9 Oct-Jan, Louvre, 'Claude Lorrain', no. 48
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- 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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