Shepherd Playing the Flute

A work made of mezzotint in brown on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint in brown on cream laid paper.

Date:

1774

Artist:

Richard Earlom (British, 1743-1822)
after Claude Lorrain (French, 1600-1682)

About this artwork

Beginning in 1774, Richard Earlom produced 200 mezzotints after a famous album of Claude Lorrain landscape drawings then in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth (now at the British Museum). Published in two volumes in 1777, the Liber Veritatis became Earlom’s most influential publication. Most famously, it inspired J. M. W. Turner’s partially mezzotint Liber Studiorum, especially his “elevated pastoral” category.

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Artist

Richard Earlom

Title

Shepherd Playing the Flute

Origin

England

Date

1774

Medium

Mezzotint in brown on cream laid paper

Dimensions

191 × 258 mm (image); 207 × 259 mm (plate); 213 × 265 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2162

Extended information about this artwork

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