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Pastoral landscape with Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo: PD.950-1963

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Current Location: In storage


Pastoral landscape with Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo


Painter: Claude Lorrain




History note: Pope Urban VIII (a Barberini, d. 1644), for whom it was painted; remained in the possession of the family in the Barberini Palace, Rome until after the dissolution of the Fidecommisio Barberini in April 1934; bought from Princess Berberini by Messrs Colnaghi late in 1962

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From funds bequeathed by Miss I.M.E. Hitchcock, and L.D. Cunliffe, with grants from the National Art Collections Fund (£5,000) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (£3, 500).

Measurements and weight

Height: 30.5 cm
Width: 37.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1963) by Colnaghi


Production date: AD 1639

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of tin

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on tin

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: shows the Barberini arms of three bees, with coronet above and wide mantling, which in style suggests the Napoleonic period (there is another wax seal impression, but it is not clearly defined)

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Wax
  • Type: Seal
  • Text: Camera dell' ancona No 3.
  • Location: Verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.950-1963
Primary reference Number: 2677
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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