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Signed Jean-Baptiste-Camille COROT Oil On Canvas
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Signed Jean-Baptiste-Camille COROT (French 1796-1875) oil painting on canvas depicting figure within a wooded landscape at dusk. Signed COROT in lower right corner. Canvas is set in gold tone carved gesso over wood frame. Measures approx 25 inches in height by 31 inches in width with frame. Craquelure of paint and some minor warping of canvas, consistent with age, might need minor restoration. Some minor surface wear of frame like scuffs. Signed original artwork, Landscape art, signed COROT Landscape Artwork, Collectible fine art, 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism. Of him Claude Monet exclaimed in 1897, ‘There is only one master here—Corot. We are nothing compared to him, nothing.’ His contributions to figure