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

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.




Exhibitions at National Museum Cardiff

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