12.8 x 19.9cm sheet
Commentators have always regarded this print as the summit of Claude's achievement in etching.
"With the genius of a true poet Claude has compressed into a few square inches all the charm of Virgil's Eclogues, all the beauty of pastoral life. Stately trees, fragrant meadows, a serene sky and a silvery river combine to form an ideal home for man and bird and beast. The fragments of columns which peep from under the trees on the left…harmonise discreetly with the sentiment of the surroundings." (George Grahame 1895)
Renée Free (Australia) (Author), Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Domain, 1995, 6. no catalogue numbers
Peter Raissis (Australia) (Author), Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers
Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 14 Jul 1995–17 Sep 1995.
Le Grand Siècle, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 16 Jun 1997–17 Jul 1997.
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006.