Artist: Claude Lorrain (c. 1600 - 1682) was a famous French painter who lived and worked in Italy.
Engraver: Richard Earlom (1743 – 1822) was an English mezzotinter.
Title (as is in the descriptive catalog): [Vol.II]. No.104. A Landscape with Buildings and Cattle. (1777 ed.). No.104. A beautiful Pastoral Scene, with a group of six persons in the foreground, three of whom play instruments of music. (1819 ed.).
The Possessors of the Drawings: From the Original Drawing, in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire.
Signed, numbered, and dated in the plate in italic: Claude le Lorrain delint. R. Earlom fecit. Note in pencil on reverse: Pastoral Landscape with the Flight into Egypt. 1646.
Dimensions: Image 8 1/4" x 10 1/4". Sheet 11" x 13 3/4".
Publisher: Published Septr. 1st. 1775 by John Boydell, an engraver in Cheapside. More about John Boydell in our blog "The Enlightenment man." More about Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery in our blog Shakespeare Gallery.
Materials and Techniques: Etching with mezzotint on wove paper.
Condition: Creases to paper. Foxings. Trimmed margins. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Part of: Liber Veritatis. Vol. II. London, 1777 - 1819.
For whom, or what Places, and when the Pictures from these Drawings were painted (as is in the descriptive catalog): No.104. Avignon. (1819 ed.)
Museum: Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium. SC 1953.91.104
Note: More about Liber Veritatis by Claude Lorrain in our blog Claude Lorrain. Liber Veritatis.