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Landscape with an imaginary view of Tivoli
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Landscape with an imaginary view of Tivoli


Claude Lorrain (1600-1682)

Oil on copper

Depth: 4.2 cm ( frame ); Height: 32.2 cm ( frame ); Width: 36.2 cm ( frame ); Width: 25.7 cm ( copper ); Height: 21.6 cm ( copper );

Signed and dated, lower left and recto, CLAVDIO(?) 1642

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Seilern, Antoine (Count); bequest; 1978

About this work
Claude’s idealised landscapes create images of nature more ordered and beautiful than nature itself. Here he has rearranged the principal landmarks of Tivoli to achieve a picturesque effect, enhanced by the subtle poetic lighting for which he is famous. The shepherd and his flock lend a further idyllic note. In the tradition of the Arcadian landscape, Claude shows mankind living in harmony with nature and in close proximity to the classical past. (Permanent collection label)

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