Detail of A View of Sant' Agnese Fuori le Mura, 1650-55, by Claude Lorrain (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute)
Special Installation: Claude Lorrain—New Acquisitions
January 19, 2008 - April 20, 2008
See for the first time a magnificent group of sixteen drawings by the great French landscape artist Claude Lorrain, acquired by the Clark in 2007. Dating from 1630 through the 1680s, these works represent the range of Claude's draftsmanship—chronologically, thematically, and technically. Several of the drawings are nature studies, including identifiable sites such as Rome and Tivoli. Others are generalized landscape views and studio drawings with imaginary or historical subjects.