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Harbour Scene at Sunset

Inscribed 1643

RCIN 401382

In his lifetime, Claude was praised for his exceptional observation of the effects of sunlight and other natural phenomena. He was admired by eighteenth-century English collectors for his ability to ‘improve’ on nature, creating a dream world of the imagination, poised between the modern and ancient worlds. Acquired by Frederick, Prince of Wales, who also commissioned the frame Cat. 131

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