Oil on canvas, 38cm by 155cm. Pair to PIC347.
By 1777 this painting, and its pair PIC347, had been acquired by Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793).
An old inscription on the stretcher mentions that both paintings were acquired from the Palazzo Massimi in Rome as by Nicolas Poussin.
Claude Lorrain was born in France, but spent most of his working life in Italy.
He became known for his landscape painting, though the themes of his canvases were generally either mythological or religious, rather than purely aesthetic, in keeping with the sensibilities of the age.