Corot, Camille

 Description: Camille Corot, Souvenir of Tuscany. [Paris Gazette des Beaux-Arts 1875] Etching, 13 x 18 cm, laid 18.5 x 27.5 cm; unsigned Raised by the edge sup. under mat (light brown margins with traces of previous installation in the upper part, leg brown discharge in the lower part on the back). 3rd and last state appeared in the “Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, here without the inscriptions. Pretty board dating from c. 1845; it constitutes the first attempt of engraving of Corot (1796-1875), remained unfinished and drawn with very few ex. Twenty years later, the copper was found by Bracquemond who persuaded the artist to rework. Ref. Delteil 1.

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot ( French, July 16, 1796 – February 22, 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.