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View of Delphi with a Procession

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1673

Artist:

Claude Gellée, called Claude Lorrain
French, 1600-1682

About this artwork

This painting of the ancient city of Delphi (in what is now Greece) presents a delicate rendering of the glowing Mediterranean atmosphere. Like many other foreign artists drawn to the ruins of antiquity, French painter Claude Lorrain was fascinated with the ancient Roman Empire. Here, he evoked a serene, bucolic world akin to the poetic vision of the ancient Roman writer Virgil, depicting the ruins restored to their original glory as Claude imagined. This painting was commissioned by Cardinal Carlo Camillo Massimi, an important and erudite collector in Rome.

Status

On View, Gallery 209

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Claude Lorrain

Title

View of Delphi with a Procession

Origin

France

Date

1673

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

CLAUDIO [...] (lower right, barely legible)

Dimensions

101.6 × 127 cm (40 × 50 in.)

Credit Line

Robert A. Waller Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1941.1020

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