Landscape, Claude Lorrain
Claude Lorrain
Landscape
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Claude Lorrain

Landscape, ca. 1639


Blatt
189 x 261 mm
Physical Description
Pinsel in Sepiabraun
Inventory Number
15424
Object Number
15424 Z
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

The building is the same as the one in the previous drawing, but seen here from a shorter distance, directly from the opposite side of the river. On the right-hand side, parts of the hills and the river lie underneath the dark grey wash, which indicates that the trees and the river bank beneath them were subsequently added in a dark wash, in order to complete the composition. If these drawings originally came from a sketchbook, the figures on the back may have been added later; if it was created as a single sheet, however, it is more likely that Claude reused a sheet of paper on which he had already made a drawing. The large shadow that shines through from the landscape drawing on the back suggests that the landscape was drawn later. Both drawings were probably made at the same time. In view of the relationship between the figures on the back and the painting of a coastal scene dating from 1639 (MRP 44), which Roethlisberger has pointed out, it seems likely that they date from about 1639.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Landscape
Draughtsman
Verso
Figurenstudien
Production Place
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Pinsel in Sepiabraun
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts (mit der Feder in Dunkelbraun): Claudio
Captions Added Later
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Work Catalogues
  • Roethlisberger 1968.170.359

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum

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Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25I5 landscape with tower or castle
  • 61D(TEVERE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (TEVERE) (TEVERE)
  • 25H213 river
  • 25H113 (high) hill
Secondary
  • 46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat
  • 25G3 trees

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04.01.2019