An image of The ford

Claude Lorrain

(France, Italy 1600 – 23 Nov 1682)

The ford

Location
Not on display
Further information

Claude began making prints early in his career, around 1630, but it is not known how he learned the technique. From 1640 to 1650 he stopped etching probably because of his many prestigious painting commissions. Although there were many printers in Rome where Claude resided, he never published any of his etchings officially. He seems to have printed them himself in his own etching press. Stylistically, his etchings lack tidiness and finish but they show great feeling for light and atmosphere.

Year
1634
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
10.4 x 17.1 cm platemark; 17.9 x 25.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Bequest of Tom Roberts 1931
Accession number
343.1997