Idyllische Landschaft bei untergehender Sonne
Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (1604-1682)

Idyllische Landschaft bei untergehender Sonne,

1670
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
72 x 96 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal XI
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
382
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée), Idyllische Landschaft bei untergehender Sonne, 1670, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZKGPJP2xgA (Last updated on 18.01.2022)
A herd of cows is crossing a ford in a Mediterranean landscape. The sun is setting in the distance, behind the mountains. This painting is based on an older composition of Claude Lorrain’s, an etching dated 1636. It is the first of a series of three pictures that the artist was commissioned to paint by the Bavarian Privy Councillor Franz von Mayer. Another work (‘A Seaport at Sunrise’) is also in the Alte Pinakothek; the third in the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London.

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