Yale Center for British Art

[Claude Lorrain filters].
Alternate Title(s):
[Claude Lorrain glasses]
Published / Created:
[Great Britain?], [mid-19th century?]
Physical Description:
5 Claude Lorrain filters : colored glass, in tortoiseshell framework ; 6.1 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Arnaud Maillet (in The Claude glass, 2004) argues that the present filters are most aptly termed Claude glasses. Nonetheless, the term "Claude glass" has more frequently been used to describe the dark-tinted mirrors, slightly convex in shape, used as drawing aids by 17th and 18th century artists, travelers, and amateurs of landscape painting.
Subject Terms:
Artists' tools. | Painting -- Technique. | Landscape painting -- Technique.
Claude glasses. | Claude Lorrain filters. | Light filters.