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Landscape With Ruins

George Barret (British, 1728-1784)

While the majority of Barret's landscapes depict specific sites in Britain, this canvas presents one of his rare classical subjects. The small figures clad in togas, the warm light, and the distant view framed by foreground trees and ruins derive from the classical landscapes of Claude Lorrain. Since Barret never traveled to Italy, this scene must have been inspired by other paintings, most likely by the works of the "English Claude," Richard Wilson.

Object Information

George Barret (British, 1728-1784)
creation date
about 1765
oil on canvas
24 x 36-1/4 in.
accession number
credit line
James E. Roberts Fund
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945