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Study for a Scene with Brigands

A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1633

Artist:

Claude Lorrain
French, 1600-1682

About this artwork

Claude Lorrain, esteemed painter of the ideal landscape, also produced about 40 etchings. Many were made in his early years, perhaps as a way of creating a broader market for his paintings. Compared with other artists of his time, Lorrain used the etching plate in more experimental ways. Here, he produced several test plates in the process of developing his compositions. The lower image shows a preliminary sketch in reverse for the etching of Scene with Brigands, as well as several spirited rabbits.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Claude Lorrain

Title

Study for a Scene with Brigands

Origin

France

Date

Made 1628–1638

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

199 × 130 mm (plate); 202 × 134 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Fund

Reference Number

1950.1470

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