Sep 16, 2010

Pastoral Scene with Classical Figures

Pastoral Scene with Classical Figures

c. 1640–1645

Claude Lorrain

(French, 1604–1682)

Pen and brown ink and brush and brown and gray wash over graphite

Support: Cream(1) laid paper

Sheet: 19.2 x 25.8 cm (7 9/16 x 10 3/16 in.); Image: 19 x 25.4 cm (7 1/2 x 10 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1982.13



Claude Lorrain changed the direction of European landscape painting by opening up vistas that fade into either morning or evening sun. A prolific draftsman, he emphasized the tranquil and idyllic nature of the Roman countryside.

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