Jean Baptiste Camille Corot / The Pond at the Entrance of the Woods / 1860s-1870sJean Baptiste Camille Corot
The Pond at the Entrance of the Woods

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Creator Name: Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1796 - 1875

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-Etn
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Paris, 17 July 1796
Creator Death Place: Paris, 22 February 1875
Creator Name-CRT: Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Title: The Pond at the Entrance of the Woods
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1860
Creation End Date: 1879
Creation Date: 1860s-1870s
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: oil on fabric
Dimensions: Unframed: 46cm x 61cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower left in dark brown paint: corot
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1951.330
Credit Line: Bequest of William G. Mather
Provenance: Dowager Duchess of Newcastle, widow of the sixth duke. Arnold & Tripp, Paris. Henry Reinhardt, dealer, Chicago. Purchased from him in December 1910 by William G. Mather, Cleveland. Bequeathed to the CMA in 1951.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1951.330
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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