Project DescriptionDescription: Oil on panel, 26.4 x 35 cm. Signed 'C. COROT '(lower right)
Catalogue note: A French artist known for his plein-air painting practice and influence on the Impressionist movement. Born on July 17, 1796 in France, Corot travelled extensively throughout the French countryside producing sketches and studies of the landscape, but it was his early visits to paint ruins in Italy during the 1820s that solidified his style. Corot was taught by both Achille Etna Michallon and Jean-Victor Bertin, who were themselves both students of the famed landscape painter Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in London, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 16485, Lot 67, Invoice no. DB18003025. MM. Ernest Pamart, Bollet et Duhem. | M. Tempelaere, en 1898. | Vente Sotheby’s Parke-Bernet, New York, 3 octobre 1975, lot 148A. | Neffe-Degandt Fine Art, Londres
Catalogue no.: 2018P0061-JBCC