Claude Gellée, le Lorrain - Country Dance

Claude Gellée, le Lorrain - Country Dance
Gravure - Non signé(e) - c. 1637

This etching depicts a couple dancing and a woman playing the tambourine in a woody landscape. Other people, including one playing bagpipes, are sitting under a tree.

Plate-size 19.7 x 13.8cm

Possibly a late impression, as it doesn’t appear to be on laid paper.

Condition: Cut outside the plate-mark. Stains on top-right corner & near center. Crease or tear on top left corner. Age-related paper colouring & stain/foxing (see photos)

Reference: Mannocci 19; Robert-Dumesnil 10; Blum 35; 4th state

British Museum Online Collection: Museum number 1973,U.602

Claude Gellée, nicknamed 'Le Lorrain' (1600 - 1682) was an important French etcher & printmaker, painter & draughtsman. He was born in Lorraine, but mostly worked in Rome. He was an early advocate of landscape paintings. He only made 44 etchings, many of which are dominated by the portrayal of landscapes, with the actual subjects being small and almost subordinate

Informations du lot
Claude Gellée, le Lorrain
Titre de l'œuvre d'art
Country Dance
c. 1637
Non signé(e)
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Vente avec cadre
Taille de l’image
20×14.3 cm
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