CLAUDE LORRAIN (1600 - 1682)
Title of artwork: "The Roman Campagna"
Ready to hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden underframe. Outer frame are not included!
Technique: printed on canvas nowadays
Diagonal: 33,9" or 86 cm.
Size: 27,6" x 19,7" (in) or 70 x 50 cm.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
Claude Lorrain was
a French painter, draughtsman and etcher of the Baroque era. He spent most of
his life in Italy, and is one of the earliest important artists, apart from his
contemporaries in Dutch Golden Age painting, to concentrate on landscape
painting. His landscapes are usually turned into the more prestigious genre of
history paintings by the addition of a few small figures, typically
representing a scene from the Bible or classical mythology. By the end of the
1630s he was established as the leading landscapist in Italy, and enjoyed large
fees for his work. His landscapes gradually became larger, but with fewer
figures, more carefully painted, and produced at a lower rate. He was not
generally an innovator in landscape painting, except in introducing the Sun
into many paintings, which had been rare before. He is now thought of as a
French painter, but was born in the independent Duchy of Lorraine, and almost
all his painting was done in Italy; before the late 19th century he was
regarded as a painter of the "Roman School". His patrons were also
mostly Italian, but after his death he became very popular with English
collectors, and the UK retains a high proportion of his works.