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Liber veritatis or, A collection of prints, after the original designs of Claude le Lorrain : in the collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire by Claude Lorrain

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Published by Boydell ... ; printed by W. Bulmer ... in London .
Written in English


  • Lorrain, Claude, -- 1600-1682.,
  • Devonshire, Dukes of -- Art collections,
  • Engraving.

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Edition Notes

Statementexecuted by Richard Earlom, in the manner and taste of the drawings ; to which is added a descriptive catalogue of each print ; together with the names of those for whom, and the places for which, the original pictures were first painted, (taken from the hand-writing of Claude le Lorrain on the back of each drawing) and of the present possessors of many of the original pictures.
ContributionsEarlom, Richard, 1743-1822.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. (chiefly plates) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14843551M

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out of 5 stars Claude Lorrain's book of drawings of his own painting Liber Veritatis-now available in full for first time well recommended Reviewed in the United States on Janu Format: HardcoverCited by: 1. In , while working for Philip IV, King of Spain, Claude decided to “compile a record of his work—Liber Veritatis—‘Book of Truth’ for the sake of authenticating his paintings” (Whiteley 10). Patrons who suspected their Claude painting was a forgery consulted the ‘Book of Truth’ as it worked on “the principle of falsification not verification”. The result is the "Liber Veritatis", or "The Book of Truth", consisting of over etchings of superb quality in sepia (brown ink) which gives them a touch of color without being colorful. And a third quality name adds to the supperior craftmanship, that of Mr. Boydell, the printer who has never let any print or book of less than the highest. It contains etchings of drawings by Claude Lorrain, pastoral, mythological, and biblical subjects, and was called Liber Veritatis [Book of Truth] for the purpose of identifying Claude's genuine works from forgeries, or from drawings wrongly attributed to the master. They are all printed in a warm bistre colour to aid the resemblance.

Claude recorded his compositions in drawings, in the 'Liber Veritatis' (Book of Truth), now in the British Museum, perhaps to prevent pastiches being sold. Scottish and English aristocrats on the 18th-century Grand Tour bought many of his works; . Apart from the Liber Veritatis many of these were in bound volumes, the inventory mentioning 12 bound books and a large "case" or folder of loose sheets. Five or six large bound volumes were left to his heirs including a Tivoli Book, Campagna Book, Early Sketchbook, and an "animal album", all now broken up and dispersed, though as the sheets Born: Claude Gellée, or /5, . Liber Veritatis, prints by Richard Earlom‎ (1 P, 22 F) Media in category "Liber Veritatis of Claude Lorrain" The following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 : Claude Lorrain. Six sets of this ' Liber Veritatis ' or 'Book of Truth' were sent around Europe, allowing the authenticity of Claude's paintings to be checked. One set came into the art collection of the 2nd Duke of Devonshire, and it was this example that was copied and published by John Boydell, with the text listing the titles, original owners and present.

The Liber Studiorum was an expression of his intentions for landscape art. Loosely based on Claude Lorrain's Liber Veritatis (Book of Truth); the plates were meant to be widely disseminated, and categorised the genre into six types: Marine, Mountainous, Pastoral, Historical, Architectural, and Elevated or Epic Pastoral. A museum is devoted to Turner's work in print form, the Turner Author: J. M. W. Turner. out of 5 stars Claude Lorrain's book of drawings of his own painting Liber Veritatis-now available in full for first time well recommended Reviewed in the United States on Janu I initially found Claude's paintings rather artificial but soon found myself warming to them.I got several books about his drawings and became really 5/5. the Liber Veritatis which serve the r6le of opus numbers. Baldinucci tells us that the Liber Veritatis was started originally to pro-tect Claude against forgers of his work, although it is not clear how effectively this operated in practice. Gradually the book came to play a more and more cen-tral part in his creative activity and.   This bound book of drawings (now in the British Museum) was titled, Liber Veritatis (“Book of Truth”), by John Boydell when he published them as a suite of mezzotint prints transcribed from the drawings by Richard Earlom (–). Beyond creating an inventory of his paintings from (when he commenced work on the compendium.