Although not conceived as a pair, Claude's autograph works from which this and the following lot derive, have been together since they were in the collection of Comtesse de Verrue, Paris (1670–1736). They later came into the possession of Comte de Hoym, the Saxon ambassador in Paris until 1729. On his death in 1736, they both went to the Dresden gallery, where they are first mentioned in the inventory of 1754.
1 Inv. no. 731; see M. Roethlisberger, Claude Lorrain. The paintings, London 1961, vol. I, pp. 336–38, under LV 141, reproduced vol. II, fig. 236.
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