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Purchased with the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 1964. Museums Sheffield
Au Petit Chaville
Date Made/Found: 1835-1840
Artist: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot , French, 1796 - 1875
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Frame: 368 x 474 x 75mm Support: 209 x 315mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1665
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot owned a house in Petite Chaville in northern France where he worked. Corot painted en plein air (outdoors) and his brushwork is fresh and loose. He was associated with a group known as the Barbizon painters, who were the forerunners of Impressionism.Corot admired British landscape painters, particularly John Constable (1776–1837) whose influence is clear here. ‘…no matter what first impression is made by a sight…, if we have been really touched the sincerity of our emotions will be communicated to others…’ Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Display Location: Graves Gallery

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