George Lambert
Classical Landscape 1745

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George Lambert 1700–1765
Classical Landscape
Date 1745
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1035 x 1168 mm
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Not on display

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George Lambert never visited Italy, although his paintings were inspired by the tradition of classical landscape painting.

is a purely imaginary scene, with a carefully balanced composition and figures in generalised dress appropriate to a pastoral scene. Idealised landscapes like this were often designed to be set into panelling, over doors or chimneypieces. They would have been regarded as part of the fixed decoration of the room.

September 2004

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