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Painting Title Landscape
Ofl Title Abreuvoir marécageux avec une tour dans le lointain
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille (French painter and draftsman, 1796-1875)
Date Earliest about 1860
Date Latest about 1870
Signed yes
Description A depiction of a flood-meadow, with two cows to the left and trees to the right. Corot is primarily noted for his landscapes, which inspired the landscape painting of the Impressionists. His oil sketches, remarkable for their technical freedom and clear colour, have come to be as highly regarded as the finished pictures. He is also considered as a representative of French Realism. YORAG : 1394, painted loosely and softly, is typical of Corot's mature work.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 1394
Inscription front lr 'Corot'
Subject landscape; animal (cattle)
Measurements 35.5 x 53.5 cm
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given anonymously through the National Art Collections Fund 1984.
Provenance Vente O'doard, 5 April 1878, lot 4; possibly Christie's, London, 18 May 1927, lot 86, as 'Abreuvoir Marecageux, avec une tour dans le Lointain' (); possibly Henry Van den Bergh (1851- 1937); posibly by descent to Mrs A.M. McClure (née Diana Van den Bergh, b. 1914).
Principal Exhibitions Hollender and Cremetti Gallery, London, 1891, no. 20.
Publications Robaut, A., L'Oeuvre de Corot: catalogue raisonné et illustre, III, Paris 1905, cat. 1891, p. 214, as 'Abreuvoir marécageux avec une tour dans le lointain' of 1860-70; National Art Collection Fund Review, 1986, p. 171, ill. 3214; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 258.
Notes The canvas bears the stamp of Windson & Newton of London, which may indicate that the painting was created by Corot during his stay in London in 1862. Stylistically it matches Richmond, near London, painted by Corot in 1862 (private collection).
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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