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Maker(s):Earlom, Richard; Lorrain, Claude (after)
Culture:British (Earlom 1743 - 1822); French (Lorrain 1600 - 1682)
Title:A Landscape, with Peasants and Cattle. The Colosseum [sic] and the Arch of Septimius Severus are seen in the Distance. Claude himself also is represented drawing; No. 115 from Liber Veritatis
Date Made:1775 plate; 1819 probably printed
Materials:etching and mezzotint printed in brown on laid paper
Place Made:United Kingdom; England
Measurements:plate: 8 1/4 in. x 10 3/16 in.; 20.955 cm x 25.87625 cm; sheet: 11 7/16 in x 16 13/16 in; 29.05125 cm x 42.70375 cm
Narrative Inscription:  In plate, l.l.: Claude le Lorrain delint / No. 115.; in plate, l.c.: published Septr 1st 1775 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside. / From the Original Drawing, in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire.; in plate, l.r.: R. Earlom fecit.; on verso, in graphite pencil, u.l.: M. Pizug (?) / Mr. Hay / Mr. Walpole / 4: 9 1/2" / 3: 1 1/2"
Accession Number:  SC 1953.91.2.15
Credit Line:Gift of Henry Latimer Seaver
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

landscape; rural; river; architecture, Roman, ancient, triumphal arch, ruins of coliseum in right background; cattle crossing river with three figures riding a donkey behind in middle ground; artist sitting on fallen tree, drawing in right foreground with man looking over his shoulder

Label Text:
From the second volume of three volume Liber Veritatis, a collection of mezzotints after drawings by Claude Lorrain. Each volume contains 100 prints; the first two volumes are after Claude drawings in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire (first printed in 1777, with a second printing in 1819), the third volume were after Claude drawings from other sources (printed in 1819).

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