Jean Baptiste Camille Corot / Willows and Poplars / 1871Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Willows and Poplars

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Creator Name: Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille
Creator Nationality: French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1796 - 1875
Biography: Camille Corot's earlier biographers presented him as a naive artist separated from commercial concerns who painted whatever pleased him in the French countryside and from his own emotions. For these writers his importance lay in his loosely painted, atmospheric landscapes, for which later modernists called him the precursor to impressionism. This conception of the artist has undergone significant revision with recent scholarship. Corot never seemed to accept the impressionists' more radical work, especially their enthusiasm for contemporary urban and suburban themes. He represented timeless, rural views disconnected from the industrialization and modernization of nineteenth-century France.Following his father in the clothing trade, Corot worked for eight years before the death of his younger sister in 1821 provided him with the additional income (her annual allowance) to enable him to devote himself to painting. In 1822 he began to study with the landscape painter Achille-Etna Michallo
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Paris, 17 July 1796
Creator Death Place: Paris, 22 February 1875
Creator Name-CRT: Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Title: Willows and Poplars
Title Type: Primary
Title: Saules et peupliers blancs
Title Type: Foreign
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Creation Start Date: 1871
Creation End Date: 1871
Creation Date: 1871
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Print
Materials and Techniques: lithograph with chine collé
Dimensions: Sheet: 40.4cm x 56.7cm, Chine collé: 25.7cm x 39.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2002.14
Credit Line: Gift of Robert M. Light in honor of Louise S. Richards
Provenance: Petiet
Style or Period: France, 19th century
AMICA ID: CMA_.2002.14
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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