The painting matching this engraving was most likely part of a set ordered by Cardinal Richelieu for his castle in Poitou and delivered in 1636. The work disappeared in the XVIII century. An ancient copy is kept at the National Gallery in London.
Sir Denis Mahon, who died in 2011 aged 100, was a great collector and a renown art historian, specialist of 17th century Italian paintings, notably Guido Reni, Caravaggio and Nicolas Poussin. For Michael Kitson, Claude Lorrain specialist, teacher then deputy director of the Courtauld Institute, «Denis Mahon is the greatest art historian-collector of our time, maybe … Continue reading Sir Denis Mahon (1911-2011)
The painting by Gaspard Dughet which corresponds to this engraving, which is today on display in the National Gallery in London, is thought to have belonged to Prince Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna. Below are the details of the engraving: Another engraving of the Landscape with Abraham and Isaac, by John Pye : Below are the details … Continue reading Landscape with Abraham and Isaac (1665)