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Title

The ford

1634


Artist

Claude Lorrain

France, Italy

1600 - 23 Nov 1682


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

343.1997


Artist information

Claude Lorrain

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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