Lot 35
  • 35

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
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Description

  • Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
  • Tête d'homme barbu
  • stamped with the VENTE COROT stamp lower left; stamped with the VENTE COROT wax seal on the reverse
  • oil on card laid on canvas
  • 24 by 16cm., 9½ by 6¼in.

Provenance

Estate of the artist (sale: Vente Corot, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26 May 1875, Paris, lot 369)
M. Diot, Paris (purchased at the above sale)
Henri Rouart, Paris
Galerie Dr Raeber, Basel
Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser, Munich
Sale: Sotheby's, Paris, 23 June 2011, lot 117
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Alfred Robaut, L'Oeuvre de Corot: catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1905, vol. II, p. 174, no. 472, catalogued (as Tête d'homme à grande barbe (Étude pour le baptême du Christ)); p. 175, illustrated; vol. IV, p. 235, listed and illustrated under Vente Corot

Catalogue Note

According to Robaut, Corot initially painted the present work as a study for a figure to the left of Le Baptême du Christ (Église Saint-Nicholas-du-Chardonnet, Paris), which was later omitted from the final composition.
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