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

This painting is no.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
87 x 151 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000
Acquired in:
1981
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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

Venue details

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, LONDON London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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