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River landscape with Tiburtine Temple at Tivoli

River landscape with Tiburtine Temple at Tivoli
(c. 1635)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
38.0 × 53.0 cm
Accession Number
1796-5
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1967
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Gallery location
Rembrandt Cabinet
Level 2, NGV International

Claude is renowned as one of the first professional landscape painters, as well as one of the genre’s greatest exponents. He was a skilled etcher and his influence spread quickly throughout Europe as his images were disseminated widely through prints. Claude also worked with Dutch artists who worked in Rome, such as Herman van Swanevelt, meaning direct knowledge of his working practice became known in the Netherlands. Claude’s popularity reached its peak in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when British collectors and landscape artists admired his virtues as a landscape artist above all others.