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  • Morning in the Harbour

    Artist:
    Gellée, Claude, dit Le Lorrain, ок. 1602
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    97,5x120,5 cm

Gellée, Claude, dit Le Lorrain, ок. 1602

Morning in the Harbour

France, 1634 (?)

This piece is a part of a whole series of works painted by the artist on the theme of the "seaport. " In Lorrain's album, Liber Veritatis, which consists of sketches of previous paintings, which served as an anthology of examples for clients, this version corresponds to a drawing that was most likely made in 1634. It also served as the basis for the date suggested for this painting. The "sea ports" from the mid 1630's are usually small in size, with genre scenes in the foreground, and images of architectural structures and ships in the background. In this composition, the ancient arch of Titus rises on the right side, with a large round tower behind it, and two other towers in the distance near the entrance the port, covered in a light mist. The play of light on the carved decorations of the arch creates a famous romantic effect.

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Morning in the Harbour

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oil

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97,5x120,5 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1779; acquired from the R. Walpole collection, Houghton Hall, England

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ГЭ-1243

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