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Pastoral Scene with Classical Figures

Pastoral Scene with Classical Figures

c. 1640-1645

Claude Lorrain

(French, 1604-1682)

Pen and brown ink and brush and brown and gray wash over graphite

Support: Cream(1) laid paper

Sheet: 19.2 x 25.8 cm (7 9/16 x 10 3/16 in.); Image: 19 x 25.4 cm (7 1/2 x 10 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1982.13

Description

Claude Lorrain changed the direction of European landscape painting by opening up vistas that fade into either morning or evening sun. A prolific draftsman, he emphasized the tranquil and idyllic nature of the Roman countryside.

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