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An image of The ford by Claude Lorrain

Claude Lorrain

(France, Italy 1600 – 23 Nov 1682)

Title
The ford
Year
1634
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching
Dimensions

10.4 x 17.1 cm platemark; 17.9 x 25.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Tom Roberts 1931
Accession number
343.1997
Location
Not on display
Further information

Claude began making prints early in his career, around 1630, but it is not known how he learned the technique. From 1640 to 1650 he stopped etching probably because of his many prestigious painting commissions. Although there were many printers in Rome where Claude resided, he never published any of his etchings officially. He seems to have printed them himself in his own etching press. Stylistically, his etchings lack tidiness and finish but they show great feeling for light and atmosphere.

Bibliography (2)

Renée Free, Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Sydney, 1995, 6. no catalogue numbers

Peter Raissis, Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (3)

Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 Jul 1995–17 Sep 1995

Le Grand Siècle, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 Jun 1997–17 Jul 1997

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006