FJK 080

Lorrain Claude (Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)


ca. 1635-1640
8 5/64 × 10 5/8 in. (205 × 270 mm)

Sketch in charcoal, pen and brown ink, brown wash on paper, outlines in pen


Georges Wildenstein Collection, New York (Album Wildenstein)
E. V. Thaw & Co., Inc., New York
Jan Krugier Collection, Monaco (acquired from previous owner in 1981), JK 3309
Jan Krugier Foundation


ROETHLISBERGER Marcel, Claude Lorrain, L’Album Wildenstein, Paris: les Beaux-Arts, 1962, pp. 15-16, no. 7, pl. 7 (ca. 1640).

ROETHLISBERGER Marcel, Claude Lorrain, The Drawings, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968, vol. I, p. 199, no. 467; vol. II, pl. 467 (ca. 1640).

ROETHLISBERGER Marcel, The Claude Lorrain Album in the Norton Simon Inc. Museum of Art, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1971, p. 15, no. 6, pl. 6 (1635-40).


New York, Jan Krugier Gallery, May 4 – July 27, 1990; Geneva, Jan Krugier Gallery, April 25 – June 15, 1991, Victor Hugo and The Romantic Vision, Drawings and Watercolors, p. 85, no. 3, ill. p. 28.

Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Linie, Licht und Schatten. Meisterzeichnungen und Skulpturen der Sammlung Jan und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 1999, p. 102, no. 44, color ill. p. 103.

Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, The Timeless Eye. Master Drawings from the Jan and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski Collection, 1999, p. 124, no. 55, color ill. p. 125.

Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Miradas sin Tiempo. Dibujos, Pinturas y Esculturas de la Coleccion Jan y Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2000, p. 144, no. 56, color ill. p. 145.

Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, La Passion du dessin. Jan Krugier Collection et Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2002, p. 126, no. 51, color ill. p. 127.

Munich, Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Das Ewige Auge - Von Rembrandt bis Picasso. Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2007, p. 126, no. 55, color ill. p. 127.


A considerable number of drawings dated around 1640 represent landscapes whose solid composition and careful execution in pen and wash are quite similar to the present sheet. In the latter, we can distinguish successively a shadow opposition bottom left, groups of trees in the foreground and in the middle distance on the right, and the perspective view. The right middle part, framed by dark passages, receives a strong light. This dynamic series of succeeding frames contrast with the vertical tree trunks and the horizontal ground waters.

Marcel Roesthlisberger, 1962, op. cit. (translated from French)

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