Jean Baptiste Camille Corot / Woman Meditating / after 1868Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Woman Meditating
after 1868

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Creator Name: Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille
Creator Qualifier: after
Creator Nationality: European; 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: Woman Meditating
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1868
Creation End Date: 1875
Creation Date: after 1868
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on fabric
Dimensions: Unframed: 59.4cm x 42.9cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1949.189
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Provenance: Probably Gottfried Tanner, Bahnhofstrasse 39, Z├╝rich. Galerie Matthiesen, Berlin. (According to notes in the file on "Matthiesen Gallery, London" in the cma archive, the Berlin gallery's records were destroyed during World War II.) Jakob Goldschmidt, New York, by 1941. Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York. Purchased by the CMA in 1949.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1949.189
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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