Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Young Girl Reading (c.1868). Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796–1875). Oil on paperboard on wood. National Gallery of Art.
In the 1850s, Corot began painting the silvery, feathery landscapes that brought him such popularity-and were frequently forged, even in his own lifetime. Still later, for his own pleasure, he painted figures, which he seldom exhibited.

Young Girl Reading (c.1868)   Oil on paperboard on woodNational Gallery of Art.

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