Pastoral landscape with Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo
Claude Lorrain; painter; French artist, 1600-1682
oil paint; medium
oil on tin
height, 30.5, cm
width, 37.5, cm
bought; 1963; Colnaghi
Pope Urban VIII (a Barberini, d. 1644), for whom it was painted; remained in the possession of the family in the Barberini Palace, Rome until after the dissolution of the Fidecommisio Barberini in April 1934; bought from Princess Berberini by Messrs Colnaghi late in 1962
Engraved: Parboni, early 19th century, completed as a rectangle.
From funds bequeathed by Miss I.M.E. Hitchcock, and L.D. Cunliffe, with grants from the National Art Collections Fund (£5,000) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (£3, 500).
seal; verso; wax; shows the Barberini arms of three bees, with coronet above and wide mantling, which in style suggests the Napoleonic period (there is another wax seal impression, but it is not clearly defined)
; verso; Camera dell' ancona No 3.
Galassi, Peter. 1991. Corot in Italy; Open-Air Painting and the Classical- Landscape Tradition.New Haven: Yale University Pressp. 115
Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 42
1900 c.. Galerie Barberini, Catalogue.Rome:
Lefenestre. 1905. Rome.Colmar, Paris: p. 148
no. 73 (quoting an inscription on the back of the picture, "Claudio fecit in V.R. faict per papa Urbano")
n.d.. (Friedlander).p. 39
Finberg, A. J.. 1909. Inventory of Drawings in the Turner Bequest.p. 575-576
under CXCIII, p. 95-96
Röthlisberger, Marcel G.. 1961. Claude Lorrain: the paintings.Yale University: p. 164
no. LV 35
Gerstenberg. n.d.. (Gerstenberg).
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Source Title: Illustrated London News II (1960)
Zeri, Federico. 1954. Cat. Gab. Fot. Naz..
Source Title: Gall. e Coll. Barberini I ()
Editorial. 'A question of a nose'.London?:
Source Title: Apollo LXXVII (1963)
reproduced fig. 2 (monochrome)
'Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions'.London?:
Source Title: Burlington Magazine CV (1963)
Object Number: PD.950-1963
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