5 December 2006
Circle of Claude Gellée, Claude Lorrain (Chamagne 1600-1682 Rome)
A villa among cypresses
3¼ x 4 3/8 in. (82 x 110 mm.)
Earl Spencer (L. 1530), his mount and inventory number 'K/No42'.
Thomas Philip Robinson, 3rd Baron de Grey, later 2nd Earl de Grey and 5th Baron Lucas (1781-1859) (cf. L. 1696), and by descent to
Lady Lucas and Dingwall, Wrest Park; Sotheby's, 3 May 1918, part of lot 133 (38s.6d. to Oppé, with the following drawing in the present sale).
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M. Roethlisberger, Claude Lorrain, The Drawings, Berkeley, 1968, no. 1213 (as an unknown artist contemporary to Claude's early work).
London, Royal Academy, The Paul Oppé Collection, 1958, no. 331b.
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