Claude Lorraine (1600 - 1682) Best loved work, "Le Soleil Levant" also known as "Harbour scene with rising sun." 1634. Recorded in the Catalogue Mannocci 15viii (of viii), Original Etching on trimmed early laid paper .The work measure 132 x 199 mm OR (5 3/16 x 7 13/16") trimmed along platemark. A fine impression, in very good condition except for a pale discoloration left and lower side of the composition.
Claude started working on this plate he had perfected his mastery of etching. This technical perfection, combined with one of his favorite subjets, the harbour-scene, resulted in this masterpiece, regarded by many people over the last three hundred years as one of his finest plates". Nice 18 later 18 Century impression.
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Claude Lorrain, traditionally just Claude in English (also Claude Gellée, his real name, or in French Claude Gellée, dit le Lorrain) (c. 1600 – 21 or 23 November 1682) was an artist of the Baroque era who was active in Italy, and is admired for his achievements in landscape painting and etching.
Claude was born in 1604 or 1605 into poverty in the town of Chamagne, Vosges in Lorraine – then the Duchy of Lorraine, an independent state until 1766 and now in northeast France. He was one of five children. His actual name was Claude Gellée, but he is better known by the province in which he was born. Orphaned by age of twelve, he went to live at Freiburg with an elder brother, Jean Gellée, a woodcarver. He afterwards went to Rome to seek a livelihood and then to Naples, where he apprenticed for two years, from 1619 to 1621, under Goffredo (Gottfried) Wals. He returned to Rome in April 1625 and was apprenticed to Agostino Tassi. He got into a fight with Leonaert Bramer.
He apparently was able to tour in Italy, France and Germany, including his native Lorraine, suffering numerous misadventures. Claude Deruet, painter to the duke of Lorraine, kept him as assistant for a year; and at Nancy he painted architectural subjects on the ceiling of the Carmelite church.
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