Catalog of the Fine Arts Collection

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Unknown artist
Landscape, undated
OIL ON CANVAS, 39 ½ x 53 ¾ inches

This pastoral scene incorporates a number of the classical conventions of ideal, poetic landscapes espoused by the French Baroque painter Claude Lorrain. His landscape formula, including framing trees, expansive atmosphere, and the narrative element of a path leading off into the distance, became a model for the influential eighteenth-century concept of the picturesque and struck a chord with many artists through­out the nineteenth century by offering a means to order and idealize the natural world.

 

 

 
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