European Art
Artist: Claude Gellée, called Claude Lorrain, French, active in Rome, 1604–1682

Pastoral Landscape

1648

Oil on copper

39.4 x 53.3 cm (15 1/2 x 21 in.) framed: 59.055 x 73.66 cm (23 1/4 x 29 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913
1959.47
Although French, Claude Lorrain spent his entire working career in Rome, where he became the city’s principal painter of landscapes and the model for generations of classical landscape painters through the nineteenth century. This painting was commissioned by Hans Georg Werdmuller, a Swiss military engineer, who probably ordered it through an agent.
Culture: 
French
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Alan Shestack, ed., Yale University Art Gallery Selections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 34–35, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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