Artist Claude Gellée, French, 1600-1682
Title
  • View of Carthage with Dido and Aeneas
Date 1676
Medium pen and brown ink with brush and gray/gray-brown wash and black chalk, heightened with white, on blue antique laid paper
Dimensions Image: 9 7/16 × 11 15/16 inches (24 × 30.3 cm)
Sheet: 9 7/16 × 11 15/16 inches (24 × 30.3 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 34.130
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in black ink, lower left: T.H. (Lugt 2432, Thomas Hudson)
Watermark: [beast rampant in shield, similar to Briquet 7628 or 1354]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, lower right: 1676 Claude [partially trimmed]
Inscribed, in pencil, lower center: 22
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, lower left: CARTHA / GO [underscored]
Thomas Hudson (London, England);
1934, Charles Albert de Burlet (Berlin, Germany);
1934-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA (1934): p. 57. [as Harbour Scene.]

"A Claude Lorrain Masterpiece at the Hallsborough Gallery." Connoiseur 152, no. 164 (April 1963): p. 279 (ill.).

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors. Cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1992, pp. 164-65, no. 71.

Hentzen, Alfred. "Claude Lorrain's Aeneas und Dido in Karthage." Jahrbuch Der Hamburger Kunstammlungen 10 (1965): pp. 13-26 (fig. 5).

Roethlisberger, Marcel. Claude Lorrain: The Paintings 1. New Haven, 1961, p. 440, no. LV186, no. 1 and 11 (fig. 307) (as "View of Carthage with Dido and Aeneas and Their Suite Leaving for the Hunt").

Roethlisberger, Marcel. Claude Lorrain: The Drawings 1. Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1968, p. 401, no. 1089 (as "View of Carthage with Dido and Aeneas").