Three Archers and a Figure with a Spear

Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)

ca. 1670–72
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk underdrawing
6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (15.9 x 23.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1961
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Black chalk, upper right: Claudio; pen and brown ink on verso: di Claudio Lorenese

  • Provenance

    Vendor: Matthiesen

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventeenth Century French Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum," February 2, 1996–April 25, 1996.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 6, 1997–January 4, 1998.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Röthlisberger 1968.989; Bean and Turcic 1986.60

  • References

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 60, p. 62, ill.

    Marcel G. Röthlisberger Claude Lorrain: The Paintings. 2 vols., New Haven, 1961, cat. no. LV 180, p. 426 (vol. 1).

    Marcel G. Röthlisberger Claude Lorrain: The Drawings. 2 vols., Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1968, cat. no. 989, fig. no. pl. 989, pp. 367-368 (vol, ill.

    H. Diane Russell Claude Lorrain, 1600-1682. Ex. cat. Washington, D.C., 1982, cat. no. 61, pp. 272-73, ill.

    Hilliard T. Goldfarb From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth Century. Ex. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, December 13, 1989-January 28, 1990, cat. no. under no. 36, p. 80.

    Jean-Claude Boyer, Emmanuel Bury Claude le Lorrain et le monde des dieux. Ex. cat. Paris, 2001, fig. no. 6, pp. 82, 85, ill.

    Emmanuelle Brugerolles , et al. Le dessin en France au XVIIe siècle dans les collections de l'École des Beaux-Arts. Ex. cat. Paris, 2001, pp. 170, 171, no.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History