Studies of figures, Claude Lorrain
Claude Lorrain
Studies of figures
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Claude Lorrain: An Artist Studying from Nature / Ein Künstler studiert die Natur, Öl auf Leinwand, 78 x 101 cm. Inv. Nr. 1946.102, Cincinnati Art Museum, European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings (Röthlisberger 107)

Claude Lorrain

Studies of figures, ca. 1635 – 1640


Blatt
189 x 261 mm
Physical Description
Pinsel in Sepiabraun
Inventory Number
15424
Object Number
15424V Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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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
Studies of figures
Draughtsman
Recto
Landscape
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Pinsel in Sepiabraun
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
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Work Catalogues
  • Roethlisberger 1968.170.359

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Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

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Motifs and References

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Primary
  • 46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
  • 45B the soldier; the soldier's life
  • 31A27 movements of the human body

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19.02.2024