Landscape with Psyche outside the Palace of Cupid (The Enchanted Castle) by Claude Lorraine

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Oil on canvas
87 x 151 cm
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Acquired in:
Loyd Trustees

162 in Claude's 'Liber Veritatis', the artist's own pictorial record of his work, now in the British Museum. Depicts Psyche's grief at the departure of Cupid. A lonely figure in a deserted landscape, a mood of dreamy enchantment and Arcadian tranquillity such as appealed to the Romantics.


Painted for Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna, Grand Constable of the Kingdom of Naples.

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