Italian Fort, An, with vessels blown wrecked on the shore, (painting)
Loraine, Claude 1600-1682
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 99 (Sale info: For Sale).
"A very grand and terrific subject in which the superior hand of this master predominates, with a light touch and skillful management of the aerial perspective; enriched with vessels, figures, rocks, with an uncommon degree of transparency in the colouring throughout, the beauties of his paintings are derived from nature herself, which he examined with uncommon assiduity, he worked on his pictures with great care, endeavoring to bring them to perfection by touching them over again frequently, and if any performance did not answer his ideas, it was customary with him to alter, deface, and repaint, several times over, till it corresponded with that image pictured in his mind. Painted by Claude Loraine, who was born at Loraine, 1600, died 1682." [P. 15.]
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