Lorrain: Scéne de Brigands
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Landscape with Brigands
Title: „Scène de Brigands“
The artist Claude Lorrain, born Claude Gellée (Champagne 1600 – 1682 Rome) is famous for his beautiful landscape paintings, he was the leading landscape painter in Italy during his lifetime. In this etching, he combined a beautiful landscape with a fierce ambush in the foreground.
This is the number eight of a series of twelve and it is version number five of nine. On the presentation paper, written in hand: „erworben bei Paul Prouté“, 1942 – “bought at Paul Prouté, 1942”. Prouté was a well-known art and graphic dealer in St. Germain, Paris.
Size: 12,8 x 19,6 cm
Artist: Claude Lorrain, Rome 1633-1641
Beautiful etching with dry point process, fine impression and condition. At the bottom right a barely visible designation, at the left margin the number „8“. Rare and interesting collectible!
Lit.: WVZ: Robert Dumesnil 12, Lit 11, version V of IX
WVZ: Martin Sonnabend & John Whiteley: Claude Lorrain „The enchanted Landscape“, p.174/75 #90 + p. 198/199 # 119