Claude Lorrain Miss Maingey (active 1791)
  • Landscape
Pencil, pen and black ink, grey wash, with grey wash border
  • image height 198mm,
  • image width 290mm
Part of
  • Miss Maingey: An Album of Landscape Copies
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Catalogue Number
Description Sources


Untraced until acquired by Iolo Aneurin Williams (1890–1962) by 1952, and sold by a member of his family at Sotheby’s on 31 March 1999, lot 37, for £1,100 to the present owner within a sketchbook containing FT843 to FT854.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection, 31 March 1999, GBP 1100
Sotheby's, London, London, 31 March 1999, lot 37
Iolo Anuerin Williams (1890 - 1962), 1952
Iolo Aneurin Williams, Early English Watercolours, and some cognate drawings by artists not later than 1785, Connoisseur: London, 1952, p. 90


This drawing, which appears on folio 8 (recto) of the sketchbook, is a copy of plate 79 of Liber Veritatis, vol.1, etched by Richard Earlom after Claude Lorrain. However, it seems likely that Miss Maingey’s immediate source was a drawing that Towne made from the etching, given the presence of Towne’s characteristic pen line throughout. In fact, perhaps Towne applied some of the light grey outline in the mid-ground tree just behind the cattle herders, as it seems decidedly more competent than much of the darker pen work, for example in the bottom-left foreground.

by Richard Stephens

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