Landscape with St Philip Baptising the Eunuch by Claude Lorraine

Claude has created a pastoral idyll by soft lighting, a more naturalistic landscape and a fragile quality.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
85 x 141 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £500,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1984
Vendor:
Allandale 1949 Settlement

The subject merges into the foreground and does not dominate. Inscribed: 'S. Filippo battesta Lenucco della Regina'.

Provenance

Painted for Cardinal Fabrizio Spada; in Rome until 1798; Sloane, 1802 in England by 1803-4; William Beckford by 1837; John Smith of Bond St by 1842; Monro of Novar by 1854, sale 1878; W.B. Beamont, by descent to Lord Allandale.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

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