Three herders in the Roman Campagna with goats and cattle by a river: a man kneels, a woman playing the pipe is seated, and another woman stands. Engraving by F. Vivares after Claude Lorraine.

  • Lorrain, Claude, 1600-1682.
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About this work


In the left background a man drives three mules over a bridge; beyond is a castle on the top of a crag. In the distance, centre, is a city


[London] : Published by C. Knapton, 1741.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; platemark 31.3 x 40.2 cm


In the collection of Thomas Walker Esq. 4 feet 4 inches wide. 3 feet 3 inch high. Claudio Gillee Lorenese pinxit 1645. Vivares sculp.

References note

D. Cecchi, L'opera completa di Claude Lorrain, Milan: Rizzoli, 1975, p. 106, no. 157


Wellcome Collection 3055151i

Reproduction note

After a painting painted for the Marquis de Fontenay, French ambassador in Rome. Thomas Walker, the owner at the time of this print, is the first (of four) known British owner of the painting. He was Surveyor General and Member of Parliament for Wimbledon (1738-1748), owner of Warren House (subsequently Cannizaro House), Wimbledon, and of a town house in Clifford Street, Mayfair; he was a collector of paintings. The painting was subsequently acquired by the Barber Institute, Birmingham University (Cecchi, loc. cit.)


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