Top Ten Paintings by Claude Lorrain

Top Ten Paintings by Claude Lorrain

       Claude Lorrain was born around 1604 of very poor parents at the village of Champagne in Lorraine. When it was discovered that he made no progress at school, he was apprenticed, it is commonly said, to a pastry-cook, but this is extremely dubious. At the age of twelve, being left an orphan, he went to live at Freiburg on the Rhine with an elder brother, Jean Gele, a wood-carver of moderate merit, and under him he designed arabesques and foliage. He afterwards rambled to Rome to seek a livelihood; but from his clownishness and ignorance of the language, he failed to obtain permanent employment. He next went to Naples, to study landscape painting under Godfrey Waals, a painter of much repute. With him he remained two years; then he returned to Rome, and was domesticated until April 1625 with another landscape-painter, Augustin Tassi, who hired him to grind his colors and to do all the household drudgery.

  1. Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba (1648)

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  2. The Enchanted Castle (1664)

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  3. Seaport at Sunset (1639)

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  4. The Adoration of the Golden Calf (1660)

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  5. The Judgment of Paris (1645)

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  6. Coast View with Apollo and the Cumaean Siby (1647)

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  7. Aeneas’ Farewell to Dido in Carthage (1676)

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  8. The Expulsion of Hagar (1668)

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  9. Apollo and the Muses on Mount Helicon (1680)

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  10. Landscape with the Finding of Moses (1638)

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  11. View of the Campo Vaccino (1636)

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  12. Landscape with a Draughtsman Sketching Ruins (1630)

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  13. Morning in the Harbour (1638)

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  14. Pastoral Landscape (1639)

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