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    Sale 2175

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    4 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    Circle of Claude Gellée, called Claude Lorrain (Champagne c. 1604/5-1682 Rome)

    The Landing of Aeneas in Latium

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    Circle of Claude Gellée, called Claude Lorrain (Champagne c. 1604/5-1682 Rome)
    The Landing of Aeneas in Latium
    oil on canvas
    29¼ x 39 in. (74.3 x 99.1 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Lieutenant-General Stibbert, Portswood House, near Southampton; sale, William Stewart, London, 29-31 May 1811, lot 70, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    Edward Lloyd, Coombe House, Surrey, by 1857, thence by descent through the family to
    Edward Noel Farnham Lloyd, Shaw Hill, Wiltshire; Christie's, London, 30 April 1937, lot 96, as 'Claude, Le Lorrain'.
    with Wildenstein, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE


    Literature

    J. Smith, Catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent..., London, 1837, VIII, p. 369, no. 387, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    W. Bürger, Trésors d'art en Angleterre, Brussels, 1860, p. 335, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    W.R. Valentiner, et al., 'Down to the sea in pictures for 500 years', Art News, March 1942, p. 15, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    M. Röthlisberger, Claude Lorrain: The Paintings, New Haven, 1961, I, pp. 300, 543-44, no. 298, as 'a notable imitation in the manner of Claude.'


    Exhibited

    New York, Wildenstein, The Great Tradition of French Painting, June-October 1939, no. 9, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Seven Centuries of Painting, 29 December 1939-28 January 1940, no. Y-39, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    Detroit, Institute of Art, Five Centuries of Marine Painting, 6 March-5 April 1942, no. 73, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    New York, New School, Loan Exhibition of Paintings, 3-17 March 1946, no. 7, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    New York, Wildenstein, French Paintings of the time of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, 9 May-1 June 1946, no. 14, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Seventeen Masters of Painting, 15 January-5 February 1950, no. 22, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    Columbus, Gallery of Fine Arts, Masterpieces of Painting: Treasures of Five Centuries, 1 October-5 November 1950, no. 8, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    London, Wildenstein, Artists in 17th Century Rome, 1 June-16 July 1955, no. 28, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University, 18th-Century French Paintings and Drawings from the Wildenstein Gallery, 15 March-30 April 1966, no. 3, as 'Claude Lorrain'.
    Johannesburg, Art Gallery, Three Centuries of French Painting: François I-Napoleon I, March-April 1974, as 'Claude Lorrain'.