View with Pine Trees

Claude Lorrain seems to have been one of the first artists to depict pine trees in his drawings and paintings, whereas they are absent from works by Paul Bril, Annibale Carracci, and Nicolas Poussin. As to the many Dutch artists working in Italy in the 17th century, they barely noticed it. That Claude took an interest in it is typical of his sense of detail and concern for authenticity. Pines began appearing in his oil paintings in the mid 1630s.
Claude Gellée, known as Claude Lorrain (1600 or 1604/05 – 1682)
circa 1640
Pen and brown ink – H. 15.7 cm; W. 12.5 cm – Teylers Museum, Haarlem, inv. L 39 – Acquired by the Teyler Foundation in 1790
© Haarlem, Teylers Museum