Harbor Scene with Rising Sun

A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1634

Artist:

Claude Lorrain
French, 1600-1682

About this artwork

Known primarily as a preeminent French Baroque painter, Claude Lorrain also produced over 30 etchings while in Rome during the early years of his career. Though his patrons considered his prints secondary to his paintings, Lorrain saw the two media as individually important. Italian harbors, along with ancient ruins and triumphal prints, were recurring themes in Lorrain’s work. The lyrical and classical elements of his paintings transfer fluidly into his prints. In Harbor Scene with Rising Sun, the artist constructed a romanticized setting where the effects of the morning sun seem to calm the clouds and warm the waters.

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Artist

Claude Lorrain

Title

Harbor Scene with Rising Sun

Origin

France

Date

1634

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

125 × 194 mm (image); 130 × 202 mm (plate); 158 × 226 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.1498

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