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Three sets of Claude Lorraine glases, 1800-1824.

Exton, David

Three sets of Claude Lorraine glases, 1800-1824.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


These small, coloured convex glases were used by landscape painters as visual aids. They are named after the highly infuential French landscape painter Claude Lorraine (1600-1682), who is believed to have devised and used them to help him obtain the particular romanticised qualities he sought in his paintings.

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