Claude Joseph Vernet: 6 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Italian Landscape (1738) by Vernet, Claude JosephDulwich Picture Gallery

'According to Conisbee (1993), DPG328 was possibly painted as a pendant to Vernet's View of Tivoli in the Cleveland Museum of Art.'

An Italianate Harbour Scene (1749) by Vernet, Claude JosephDulwich Picture Gallery

'The reasons for Vernet's success as one of the leading landscape painters of the 18th century are clear from this painting. He successfully blends the admired but contradictory styles of two revered 17th century predecessors - Claude Lorrain (the light and serene atmosphere) and Salvator Rosa (the rugged cliff, lightning-blasted tree and colourful figures).'

A Storm on a Mediterranean Coast (1767) by Claude-Joseph VernetThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'Claude-Joseph Vernet depicted a storm's aftermath: dark clouds above an angry sea, a shipwrecked boat and its anxious survivors, and listing ships in the distance.'

A Calm at a Mediterranean Port (1770) by Claude-Joseph VernetThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'In brilliant detail, Claude-Joseph Vernet captured the gorgeous weather and leisurely activities of a day by the sea.'

The Shipwreck (1772) by Claude-Joseph VernetNational Gallery of Art, Washington DC

'It was commissioned, along with a pendant Mediterranean Coast by Moonlight (location unknown since c. 1955), by Lord Arundell in November 1771.'

Summer Evening, Landscape in Italy (1773) by Joseph VernetThe National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

'The depiction of individual figures and natural phenomena exhibit Vernet's "naturalist" tendencies admired by Diderot.'

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