Exhibitions: The Enchanted Landscape

Claude Lorrain: The Enchanted Landscape is the first major exhibition in over a decade to look at the 17th-century master Claude Gellée (c.1600–1682), known as Claude Lorrain. In partnership with the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, the exhibition brings together 140 works from international collections, created at different points in Claude’s career. By uniting ‘pairs’ of his paintings and making a comprehensive survey of his work in different media, the exhibition brings new research to bear on his working methods. The show will display some of Claude’s greatest masterpieces, works which have made his art familiar and well-loved, in Great Britain especially. In placing these beside his graphic art and exploring his unique methods of working, the exhibition aims to expose an unexplored dimension to one of the western canon’s most famous names.

Supported by:

    Johnny van Haeften Ltd
    Galerie Sanct Lucas
    Robilant & Voena

    The Friends of the Ashmolean

    In partnership with the
    Städel Museum, Frankfurt

All Supporters

The Ashmolean is extremely grateful to all the supporters of the exhibition.



An exciting series of events including lectures, excursions, evening events, talks and tours, courses and workshops, family activities will accompany the exhibition

Eating & Shopping

Enjoy French Food at the Ashmolean Dining Room, buy the catalogue and browse the selection of Claude inspired gifts in the Exhibition Shop


Landscape painting at the Ashmolean

Amongst the Museum's permanent collections on the 2nd floor, visitors will be able to see paintings and works ofart by Claude's contemporaries and to explore the history of collecting in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Oxfordshire’s Enchanted Landscape and Further Afield

The 18th-century English landscape movement celebrated the beauty of nature. Many of the ideas for this movement were generated by the scenes of the Grand Tour of Europe andinspired by the views of Italy, as captured by Claude Lorrain.