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Title

The ford

1634

Artist

Claude Lorrain

France, Italy

1600 – 23 Nov 1682

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Claude Lorrain

    Works in the collection

    12

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

Other works by Claude Lorrain

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