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Eaux-Fortes De Claude Le Lorrain Reproduites Et Publiées Par Amand-Durand Texte Par Georges Duplessis Bibliothécaire du département des Estampes à la Bibliothèque nationale

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Paris: 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.

General Note

Plates carry no numbers, but each is assigned a number in the accompanying letter-press. Each is tipped in.


[T.p.] - Claude Gellée Dit Le Lorrain - [Plates, with descriptive texts].

Responsibility Note

A few plates carry Claude's signature, sometimes with a date.


L. Mannocci, The etchings of Claude Lorrain (1988).

Summary Note

Each 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 Thirty-nine (including the set showing fireworks) were originally made in the period 1626-1641(by which time Claude's fame as a painter had become established); two, in about 1651; three, in 1662-3.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.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Eaux Fortes De Claude Le Lorrain' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Landscapes (environments) - Pastoral - Italy - History - 17th century
Etchings - Italy - Rome - 17th century
Landscapes (representations) - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - France - 19th century