Project DescriptionDescription: Oil on canvas, 28 x 41 cm. Signed ‘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. The artist died in 1875. 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 15483, Lot 1113, Invoice no. DB18010184. Charles Sedelmayer, Paris, by 1890. | Mrs P. C. Hanford, Chicago; her sale, American Art Association, New York, 30 January 1902, lot 26. | Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York, by whom acquired at the above sale. | Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, transferred from the above on 19 June 1903. | G. & L. Bollag, Salon Bollag, Zurich (no. 5799), by whom acquired from the above on 25 March 1925. | Max G. Bollag, Zurich, by descent from the above, and thence by descent to the present owners
Catalogue no.: 2018P0060-JBCC