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Landscape with Sheep
Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Sunrise (recto); Landscape with Figures (verso)
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One of Claude's most important late paintings is "Coast View with Perseus and the Origin of Coral" (Coke Collection, Holkham Hall, Norfolk), commissioned by his patron, Cardinal Camillo Massimi, and executed in 1674. The Lehman drawing is one of seven known preparatory studies for this work, four of which show the entire composition. The rarely depicted subject is taken from Ovid's "Metamorphoses."
Inscription: At lower left: CLAVDIO / fecit / pensier de Ill.mo / il Cardinalle di massim o ; annotated at the lower right in sepia ink: 16Marking: Laid down; some stains in the upper section
Richard Houlditch, London; Houlditch sale, London, 1760; Henry Oppenheimer, London; Viscountess Churchill, London; [Churchill?] sale, Sotheby's London, April 29, 1937; [John Hunt]; acquired by Robert Lehman in 1937
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