A Classical Landscape

A Classical Landscape
Claude (Claude Gellée) Lorrain (French, 1600-1682)
17th century
Oil on panel 
10-3/4 x 20-1/4 in. (27.3 x 51.4 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation, from the Estate of Jennifer Jones Simon 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
On View

This intimate panel is a marvelous example of the poetic, classicizing landscape developed by Claude Lorrain. The progression of space into the distance is registered by alternating bands of light and dark. The presence of the shepherd and young flautist, framed on the right by trees, does not distract from the importance of nature in its immensity, peacefulness and beauty.


Lords Northwick (sale, Cheltenham, Phillips, 26 July 1859, lot 52, to);
Sir John Hardy, 1st Bt. (1809-1888).
[Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, sold January 1951 to];
[P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London, sold 2 July 1951 to];
Alan D. Pilkington (b. 1879), Tremans, Horsted Keyes, Haywards Heath, Sussex.
(sale, London, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 10 December 1975, lot 80) to;
Norton Simon, by bequest to;
Jennifer Jones Simon Art Trust, to;
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

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