CLAUDE LORRAIN
(b. 1604, Chamagne, d. 1682, Roma)

Flock of Sheep in the Campagna

1656
Oil on canvas, 35 x 45 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

This small painting is one of the few oil paintings known by Claude today that can be regarded as studies from nature. Otherwise Claude's studies of nature are recorded exclusively in drawings.