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Creator Name: Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French; 1796-1875
Creator Name-CRT: Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Title: Portrait of Abbé Jouveau Corot
Title Type: preferred
Title: The Abbot Jouveau, Curate of Coubron
Title Type: alternate
Title: M. L'Abbé Jouveau, Curé de Coubron
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1875
Creation End Date: 1875
Creation Date: 1875
Creation Place: Europe,France
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: graphite
Classification Term: Drawing
Classification Term: Prints and Drawings
Materials and Techniques: Graphite, with traces of charcoal, on ivory wove paper.
Dimensions: 314 x 235 mm
Inscriptions: Inscribed "Corot" recto, lower right, in graphite. Inscribed recto, lower right, in graphite: "le 25 Janvier 1875, offert à Mr. Jouveau, curé de Coubron". Inscribed "Bristol [?] noir devant. p.c. [in another hand] 17 bis n 2000 8 [?] no /" verso, in graphite.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1979.370
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Regenstein Collection
Context: This haunting portrait was drawn several days before the artist's death, as testified by the inscription, which translates, "January 25, 1875, offered to M. Jouveau, curate of Coubron." It may well represent the man who gave Corot his last rites, and certainly may be considered Corot's final artistic statement.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1979.370
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000
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