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Pastoral landscape, record of the painting (now lost) from the Liber Veritatis; in foreground two figures at r, and animals near river
Pen and brown ink and brown wash
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Height: 195 millimetres
Width: 263 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
This drawing is among a vast number of pastoral landscapes that Claude created across his career. It combines the fundamental elements of a mixture of livestock and humans, remote mountains and trees used as framing devices. The composition subsequently formed the starting pont for LV83 and 91 (for which see 1957,1214.89 & .97). No painting by Claude that this drawing could record surives as it was burnt in a fire in 1946 when in the collection of the Count of Jersey (for discussion see Kitson 1978, no. 75, pp.89–90).
Lit: M. Roethlisberger, Claude Lorrain, The Paintings, London 1961, LV75, pp. 219–220; M. Roethlisberger, ‘Claude Lorrain. The Drawings’, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1968, no. 534; M. Kitson, ‘Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis’, London 1978, no. 75
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977 BM, Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis
1994 Jan-Apr, London, National Gallery, 'Claude Lorrain' (no cat.)
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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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