Le Pasasage de Gue (Crossing the Ford)
This etching depicts a ford being crossed by cows, a goat, a shepherd & a shepherdess. Another shepherdess is seated, taking off her shoes.
Inscription : CLAUD GILLE 1634
Condition: Cut within border-line. Age-related paper colouring & stain/foxing (see photos)
Printed on tissue-thin laid paper.
Blum described 3 states. This appears to be 3rd state, with loss of the bottom right corner of the plate.
Reference: Mannocci 12; Robert-Dumesnil 3; Blum 8
British Museum Online Collection: Museum number 1973,U.592
Claude Gellée, nicknamed 'Le Lorrain' (1600 - 1682) was an important French etcher & printmaker, painter & draughtsman. He was born in Lorraine, but mostly worked in Rome. He was an early advocate of landscape paintings. He only made 44 etchings, many of which are dominated by the portrayal of landscapes, with the actual subjects being small and almost subordinate
- Claude Gellée, le Lorrain
- Title of artwork
- Le Pasasage de Gue (Crossing the Ford)
- Not signed
- See description
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 17×10.4 cm