A Classical Landscape with Cattle Crossing a Stream
Claude Lorrain (Champagne 1600 – Rome 1682)
Oil painting on canvas, Pastoral Landscape by Claude Lorrain (Champagne 1600 – Rome 1682), circa 1670. In the foreground a farmer drives his cows across a ford towards a classical ruin (Corinthian), to the right are two seated shepherds under a tree with some sheep. The river winds past another clump of trees, under a bridge towards a distant town and castle with a circular keep. There are hills in the far distance.
Anglesey Abbey, The Fairhaven Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: Gilt tablet affixed to bottom of frame, inscribed: Claude Le Lorrain 1600 - 1682. From the collection of H.R.H the late Duke of Kent, K.G., K.T., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O.
Makers and roles
Claude Lorrain (Champagne 1600 – Rome 1682), artist
Royal Academy, 1875, External Locations, 1875, no.86
Lorrain, Claude: 1635: The Liber Veritatis, , No.176 Smith 1829-42 John Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters, 8 vols and supplement, London, 1829-42, vol. VIII, No.176. Old Masters...with works of deceased masters of The British School.....works of Sir A W Calcott R.A. and D.Maclise R.A., Royal Academy, 4th January-6th March 1875, No.86 Christie's 1947: Christie’s sale catalogue, 14 March, 1947, p.30, reproduced: Leggatt, 1947: Leggatt Bros, London, exhibition. June - Aug, 1947, No. 45, Art News, March, 1947, Reproduced on p.9 Connoisseur, March 1947, Reproduced on p.65 Röthlisberger 1961 Marcel Röthlisberger, Claude Lorraine, The Paintings, 2 vols, New Haven, 1961 Röthlisberger 1975 Marcel Röthlisberger, L'Opera Completa di Claude Lorrain, Milan, 1975, 252 Larousse, 1976: Larousse Dictionary of Painters, Hamlyn, 1976, See entry on Claude by Marcel Röthlisberger, p.66. Kitson 1978 Michael Kitson, Claude Lorraine, Liber Veritatis: British Museum, 1978, pp.162-163 Anglesey Abbey, 1990-1992 [The National Trust; Robin Fedden] 1972, revised 1990, reprinted 1992., p.16: Anglesey Abbey, 2006 [The National Trust] 2002, revised 2006, p.8: