Record number 05/1102
TitleEaux-Fortes De Claude Le Lorrain Reproduites Et Publiées Par Amand-Durand Texte Par Georges Duplessis Bibliothécaire du département des Estampes à la Bibliothèque nationale
ImprintParis: Amand Durand 69, Rue Du Cardinal-Lemoine, 69 - Gazette Des Beaux Arts 3, Rue Laffitte - Goupil & Ce 19, Boulevard Montmartre, Et Place De L'Opéra, 2 - C.J. Wawra Vormals Miethke & Wawra Wien, 7, Plankengasse, [1882]
Physical Description[2], 7, [81] p., [42] leaves carrying 44 pl.; 442 mm.
Physical Description NotePlates carry no numbers, but each is assigned a number in the accompanying letter-press. Each is tipped in.
Content Format Note[T.p.] - Claude Gellée Dit Le Lorrain - [Plates, with descriptive texts].
Summary NoteEach plate is preceded by a descriptive text. The texts include references to the relevant number and volume-number of 'Le Peintre-Graveur Français'.

The etchings are of landscapes and pastoral scenes - apart from a set of twelve small plates showing a fireworks display. Thirty-nine (including the set showing fireworks) were originally made in the period 1626-1641(by which time Claude's fame as a painter had become established); two, in about 1651; three, in 1662-3.

The etchings, lacking color and scale, do not achieve the subtleties of tone and space which have made Claude's landscape paintings the supreme examples of their genre. But it is clear that Claude was concerned to explore the tonal possibilities of this medium also - by a variety of lines, graded biting of the plate, burnishing and selective wiping.
Responsibility NoteA few plates carry Claude's signature, sometimes with a date.
SubjectLandscapes (environments) - Pastoral - Italy - History - 17th century
Etchings - Italy - Rome - 17th century
Landscapes (representations) - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - France - 19th century
Name as Subject Claude Lorrain, 1604 - 1682
ReferencesL. Mannocci, The etchings of Claude Lorrain (1988).
Binding Note19th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Eaux Fortes De Claude Le Lorrain' and 'R.A.'
Contributors Amand-Durand, 1831 - 1895, publisher
Gratet-Duplessis, Georges Victor Antoine, 1834 - 1899
Claude Lorrain, 1604 - 1682, source artist
Wawra, C. J., publisher
Gazette Des Beaux Arts (Paris). publisher
Goupil et Compagnie (Paris). publisher
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