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Mountains in Auvergne (Montagnes d'Auvergne)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

European Art

On View: Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
The painters Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Théodore Rousseau were proponents of working en plein air (painting outdoors). These two informal works, which summarily define terrain, foliage, and sky in a series of delicate touches and broad brushstrokes foreshadowing the Impressionist awareness of light and atmosphere, are the kind of quick landscape studies that both artists might have used as inspiration for larger compositions made in the studio.
MEDIUM Oil on paper mounted on linen
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1841-1842
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (28.6 x 41.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped lower left: "VENTE/COROT"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Karen B. Cohen, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Gift of A. Augustus Healy and Annie H. Halsted, by exchange
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875). Mountains in Auvergne (Montagnes d'Auvergne), 1841-1842. Oil on paper mounted on linen, 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (28.6 x 41.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Karen B. Cohen, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Gift of A. Augustus Healy and Annie H. Halsted, by exchange, 1997.8 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.8_SL1.jpg)
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