Born Strasburg A.D. 1734, died A.D. 1812, aged 78. This charming painter was instructed in the first elements of the art by Francis Casanova, a painter of battles: subsequently he studied the inimitable works of Nicholas Berghem. The productions of Loutherbourg were universally admired, and in 1763 he became a member of the Academy at Paris, but shortly after he quitted France for London, where he passed the remainder of his life. DESCRIPTION. In this fine specimen which represents Early Morning, a herdsman accompanied by a female riding, is seen driving cattle, sheep, and goats through a beautiful, and richly cultivated landscape. In the management of this little picture, Loutherbourg has portrayed all the excellence in the art of landscape painting. The natural effect of the sun, the delicate gradation of the aerial perspective, the beauty and mellowness of the sky, the free and exquisite touch, and the natural and delightful colouring is not inferior to Both, or Berghem. [P. 26; see entry 04280023 for companion piece and a note on the work's provenance.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.