Dido shows Cartage to Aeneas, Claude Lorrain
Lorrain arrived in Italy when he was a child and Italy became his second native country.
Important landscape-painter, very popular especially in England where most of his paintings can be found, he was also a great etcher-engraver. Among his major works, inspired by gentle mythological imagery used as a pretext for his luminous and precious landscapes, there are “The Queen of Saba’s embarkation”, “Cleopatra’s landing in Tarso”, the wonderful and bewitched “Enchanted Castle” of the Lloyd’s Collection and many other paintings. His art affected, not only most of the later Flemish painters, but also famous artists such as Turner and Corot .
Other works of Lorrain
Sunset on the harbor
Departure of Agar and Ismele
Rest during the excape to Egypt
The landing of Cleopatras to Tarso
A seaport at sunrise