This account of the life and times of Claude Lorrain, a French th century painter, makes accessible the range and variety of his drawings and oil paintings Lovely read on my favourite classic artist Claude Lorrain Was great reading about his interesting upbringing, how he started life as a servant to ending up painting for the Pope Personally I believe one of the best landscape artists in history I always love how he uses ancient Roman mythology and history into his pieces to create the whimsical aesthetic so renown to his oil paintings. One of the very few monographs about who is arguably the best landscape painter in history.Alas, many pictures are in black white, and many ones not of outstanding quality.Still, a very good biography of the painter One of the very few monographs about who is arguably the best landscape painter in history.Alas, many pictures are in black white, and many ones not of outstanding quality.Still, a very good biography of the painter