Pastoral Landscape

John White Abbott, 19th century probably

WAG 8166

About this object

This is a copy in reverse of the painting 'Pastoral Landscape' made in 1636/7 by Claude Lorraine (1604/5 - 1682), in the private collection of the Earl Fitzwilliam. Abbott probably copied it from the 1762 engraving of the painting by Francois Vivares (1709 - 1780). Classical compositions after, or in the manner of Claude, are generally dated later in Abbott's career.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Pastoral Landscape (after Claude Lorraine)
  • Artist(s)
    John White Abbott (British: English, born:1763-05-13, died:1851)
    Copied after Claude Lorrain (French, born:1604; 1605, died:1682-11-23)
  • Date
    19th century probably
  • Materials
    Pen; Ink; Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 37.5 cm x 49.7 cm
  • Physical description
    A young shepherd and his female companion herd a flock of goats and cattle toward the entrance of a ruined classical building with two columns on the left. A single tree frames the right. A bridge emerges from behind a thick coppice in the middle distance. Date Made = Classical compositions date to late in Abbot's career
  • Related people
    John White Abbott (Artist/maker) ; Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire (Previous owner) ; Fine Art Society (Previous owner) ; Claude Lorrain (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8166
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by C F J Beausire in 1972
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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    Publisher: Walker Art Gallery, Printed by Elliot Bros. & Yeoman Ltd
    Date: 1970


Previous owners

  • Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1972
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery in 1972
  • Fine Art Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Fine Art Society, April 1963, 93.
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Backing
  • Inscription text: Backboard: 7028, 4729, 11
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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