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Jean Baptiste Camille Corot French  1796 - 1875
Crepuscule sur les Marais Pontins
Oil on Canvas
17.375 x 23.875 inches, sight
Category: Paintings - Non-American
Origin: France
Era: 19th Century
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August/September 2006
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875), Crepuscule sur les Marais Pontins, 1850-55, Oil on canvas, unframed size 17-3/8 x 23-7/8, Signed Lower Left.

Painted at the height of Corot's critical acclaim (1850- 55), his poetic sense and his pervasive taste for abstraction were universally remarked. In Edmond About's words, typical of those used to describe Corot's later paintings, the creative process assumes an almost mystical dimension...

No artist has more style or can better communicate his ideas in a landscape. He transforms everything he touches, he appropriates everything he paints, he never copies, and, even when he works directly from nature, he invents...

Colors soften and melt; everything becomes fresh, young, and harmonious: he is the poet of landscape...

Provenance: Henri Hecht, Paris; J.P. Morgan, sale New York, March 8, 1886, no. 46; Knoedler & Co., New York, sold to Marion Brown Grace, by whom given to; Lehigh University; Private Collection, Geneva, acquired from the above

Exhibited: Paris, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Exposition Reteospective de ableauxet dessins de Maitres modern, 1878, no.73, loaned by H. Hecht

Literature: A. Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, Vol II, p. 360, no 1115, illustrated p. 361, vol., IV.

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