CLAUDE GELLÉE, called CLAUDE LORRAIN

Chamagne (Lorraine) 1600-1682 Rome

Pastoral Landscape with a Figure by a Lake

Inscribed in chalk on the verso, Designe facto per ilm Principe Don Gaspare


Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brush with brown, grey and grey-brown washes, within the artist’s framing lines

7 ½ x 10 ⅝ inches

191 x 270 mm

Provenance

Studio of the artist, Rome

Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) (?), Rome, by whom bequeathed to

Decio Cardinal Azzolini (1623-1689), Rome, from whose heirs acquired by

Prince Livio Odescalchi, Duke of Bracciano (1652-1713), Rome, thence by descent until 1960 when acquired by

Georges Wildenstein, Paris, by whom sold to

Norton Simon, Pasadena, 1962

Artemis, London, by whom sold in 1989 to

Ladislaus von Hoffmanm, Washington, D.C.

Thence by descent


Literature

M. Roethlisberger, Claude Lorraine: The Wildenstein Album, Paris, 1962, p. 21, cat. no. 26, plate 26

M. Roethlisberger, Claude Lorraine: The Drawings, Berkeley, 1968, vol. I, p. 405, cat. no. 1102, vol. II, plate 1102

M. Roethlisberger, The Claude Lorrain Album in the Norton Simon Inc Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1971, cat. no. 59

Drawn circa 1675


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