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Saturday 4 September 2021

Claude Lorrain’s etching, “Le Troupeau à l'Abreuvoir”, 1635

Claude Lorrain (aka Claude Gellée, Claude; Claude Le Lorrain; Claudio di Lorena) (1600–1682)

“Le Troupeau à l’Abreuvoir” [The Herd at the Watering Place], 1635, related to Lorrain’s painting on copper in the Musée du Louvre, “Pâtre et Troupeau” (Shepherd and Flock) (inv. no. 4722; see, c1630–1635.

Etching on fine wove (China) paper, trimmed at the time of publication by McCreery in his 1816 edition of “200 Etchings” printed from the original plate, backed with a support sheet

Size: (sheet) 10.4 x 16.9 cm; (image borderline) 10 x 16.8 cm

Inscribed below the image borderline: (left) “C  [4] CLAV [fec]”

State iii (of iii)

Mannocci 16; Blum 11; Robert-Dumesnil 4; Knab 123; Duplessis 41; Russell 25

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “The herd at the watering-place; a man watching cows and a goat drinking at a river. 1635 Etching” (

Condition: strong impression with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing, trimmed at the time of publication in McCreery’s edition and laid onto a sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper (because the the sheet is very thin).

I am selling this original etching from the 1816 edition by McCreery, executed by the one of the most famous of the early landscape artists, for a total cost of AU$378 (currently US$282.03/EUR237.16/GBP203.43 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this rapidly drawn scene by one of the major old masters, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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