Jean-Baptiste Camille COROT (1796-1875)

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Jean-Baptiste Camille COROT (1796-1875)

Souvenir from Tuscany. Riders departing.
Charcoal faded on stained paper.
Stamp sale Corot lower left (Lugt 460a)
Executed circa 1870.
29 x 45 cm.
Slightly insulated.

Provenance:
- Sale Corot

This work will be included in the Catalogue raisonné of Corot's graphic work, currently being prepared by Martin Dieterle, Jill Newhouse and Claire Lebeau. Our drawing is an exceptional example of Corot's second way of drawing: from the 1860s onwards, the artist was to complicate his technique. Using tinted paper (chamois, brown or grey) and charcoal to obtain transparent, velvety or even deep blacks thanks to the stump, he can add like brown pencil to the foliage, the ground and the village in the distance. The well-defined contours of the tree trunk and the castel in the distance contrast with the blurred atmosphere and the foliage: the landscape takes on a dreamlike character reinforced by the choice of the painter to title his paintings, drawings or glass clichés with the word "souvenir".

This lot is presented jointly by Chanoit and De Bayser.
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