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DAY & FABER master drawings

    Claude Gellée called Le Lorrain (Champagne 1600 - Rome 1682)

    Landscape towards Mount Parnassus

    Description:

    pen, brown and gray wash, some red wash, heightened with white, squared with diagonals in pen
    on two sheets, the smaller one stuck by the artist to a larger one
    brown ink framing lines, mounted on its original album sheet
    148 x 217 on top of 168 x 230 mm
    executed circa 1655

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale; London
    With Hans Calmann, circa 1945
    Acquired by Sir John Phillips, Bt., Picton Castle, Wales (1915 – 1948)
    By descent to his sister, Lady Dunsany
    Thence by descent in the same family, Ireland

    Marcel Röthlisberger, Claude Lorrain, The Paintings, Volume I: The Critical Catalogue, New Haven, 1961, (2nd edition New York, 1979), pp. 309
    Marcel Röthlisberger, Claude Lorrain, The Drawings, Catalogue, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1968, Vol I, p. 290, Vol II, n. 764
    Marcel Röthlisberger, Dessins inédits de Claude Lorrain, in L’Oeil, June 1961, illustrated pp. 56-57

    SOLD

    Landscape towards Mount Parnassus