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Display artist/maker:

Claude Gellée

Born: 1600, France, Lorrain, Chamagne   Died: 1682, Rome

Painter. Known as 'Claude Lorrain'. Around 1613 he left France for Rome where he became an assistant to Agostino Tassi (c.1580-1644). By 1620 he had moved to Naples where he studied under the landscape painter Gottfried Wals (1595-1638). He returned briefly to France between 1625 and 1627 and was apprenticed to Claude Deruet (1588-1660) for one year. Back in Rome he quickly became successful during the 1630s and from 1635, to combat forgeries of his work, he recorded all his original pieces in his 'Liber Veritatis'. Inspired by the Campagna, he painted classical landscapes with biblical and mythological content. These ideal landscapes became a major influence on British landscape painting. He also produced 44 etchings

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

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[Landscape with figures] PR113 Prints

[Landscape with figures, bridge, ships and a man sketching] PR136 Prints

[Landscape with lake, figures, cattle and goats] PR119 Prints

[Landscape with man, cow and two women, or nymphs, by a river] PR169 Prints

Landscape with peasants returning with their herds PR121 Prints

[Landscape with shepherd, sheep, goats and a cow ] PR116 Prints

[Landscape with shepherd, sheep, goats and a cow ] PR117 Prints

[Landscape with shepherds, cow, goats and figures fighting] PR126 Prints

[Landscape with two figures, pool, rocks and trees] PR168 Prints

Landscape; the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah PR190 Prints

Pastoral Landscape PR182 Prints

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