book of prints;
- Museum number
78 prints, numbered 1 to 78, from the third volume of the "Liber Veritatis" by Richard Earlom after Claude. Published by Boydell between 1802 and 1810, after drawings in the collection of Richard Payne Knight and others. Bound in marbled boards with "Earlom's Liber Veritatis" on the spine.
Mezzotint; etching; aquatint; soft-ground, printed in sepia
- Production date
Height: 287 millimetres
Width: 414 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
- Curator's comments
- The third volume of the "Liber Veritatis," containing 100 plates plus titlepage and frontispiece, was pubilshed as a whole in 1819. The present volume contains plates 1 to 78 only.
Volumes I & II, published by John Boydell in 1777, are kept at 161.d.16 & 17 (1857,0613.984 and 985).
For comment on Earlom's "Liber Veritatis" prints, see 1872,1012.4663.
For an introduction to Claude's "Liber Veritatis", see Michael Kitson, "Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis" (British Museum, 1978).
Related drawings by Claude are kept elsewhere in the collection, as are loose impressions of the prints
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Liber Veritatis
- Acquisition date
- pre 1837
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number