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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
FRENCH
BRUME MATINALE AU MARAIS
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 800,000 USD
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154
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
FRENCH
BRUME MATINALE AU MARAIS
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 800,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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19th Century European Art including Sporting Paintings

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
1796 - 1875
FRENCH
BRUME MATINALE AU MARAIS
signed COROT and dated 1871 (lower right)
oil on canvas
25 3/4 by 31 7/8 in.
65.5 by 81 cm
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We would like to thank Martin Dieterle and Claire Lebeau for confirming the authenticity of this lot.  It will be included in the sixth supplement to Alfred Robaut’s l’Oeuvre de Corot currently being prepared by Martin Dieterle and Claire Lebeau.

 

Provenance

David William Traill Cargill, Lanark, Scotland
His wife, née Berthe Chopier (by descent)
Thence by descent to her nephew
Thence by descent to the present owners

 

Catalogue Note

One of the earliest known owners of this landscape was the well-known Scottish collector,  David William Traill Cargill (1872-1939).  During his lifetime, Cargill was active in various business ventures, many of which were centered in India.  The most famous was the Burmah Oil Company, which was founded by his father.  Cargill was also “an art collector of great discrimination” (The Glasgow Herald, September 7, 1939, his obituary).  During his lifetime he assembled an impressive collection of paintings, which included works by Corot, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Sisley and Pissarro, as well as the Post-Impressionists,  Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat and Van Gogh.  Today, most of the paintings from the Cargill collection hang in museums around the world.

It was only natural that Cargill would have been attracted to this 1871 landscape by Corot.  With its informality and painterly quality, it provided the foundation for the Impressionist landscape, the very sort of painting that Cargill admired.


 

19th Century European Art including Sporting Paintings

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New York