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And Turner was awestruck. Most significantly by the works of Claude Lorrain, the great seventeenth-century French landscape painter, who was to inspire him throughout his life. Great Artists with Tim Marlow: J M W Turner
Turner was so influenced by him [Lorrain] ... Light is what dominates this painting. Tim Marlow Meets Nitin Sawhney, Natin
In Claude’s [Lorrain] landscape all is lovely – all amiable – all is amenity and repose the calm sunshine of the heart. John Constable, lecture 2nd June 1836
The most perfect landscape painter the world ever saw. John Constable
Claude Lorrain (also Claude Gellee or le Lorrain) (Lorraine, c. 1600 – Rome, 21 or 23 November 1682) was an artist of the Baroque era who was active in Italy, and is admired for his achievements in landscape painting ...
Lorrain was born in 1604 or 1605 into poverty in the town of Chamagne, Vosges in Lorraine – then the Duchy of Lorraine, an independent state until 1766. He was one of five children. His actual name was Claude Gellee, but he is better known by the province in which he was born. Orphaned by age of twelve, he went to live at Freiburg with an elder brother, Jean Gellee, a woodcarver. He afterwards went to Rome to seek a livelihood and then to Naples, where he apprenticed for two years, from 1619 to 1621, under Goffredo (Gottfried) Wals. He returned to Rome in April 1625 and was apprenticed to Augustin Tassi. He got into a fight with Leonaert Bramer. Claude Lorrain: The Complete Works online
This is one of Claude’s most famous paintings in the National Gallery in London: this is Aeneas at Delos ... This image is often cited by art historians as being an obvious precursor for what Henry Hall was trying to achieve here in three dimensions, not on a canvas. Dr Viccy Coltman, University of Edinburgh