Lot 70
  • 70

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 USD
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Description

  • Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
  • Cavalier dans une gorge
  • signed COROT (lower right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 52 3/4 by 22 1/4 in.
  • 134 by 56.5 cm

Provenance

Charles-François Daubigny, Auvers-sur-Oise
Bernheim, Brussels
Rothschild and Sedelmeyer Bernheim, Brussels, March, 1884
P.C. Hanford (and sold, American Art Association, New York, January 30, 1902, lot 32)
William A. Coolidge, Topsfield, Massachusetts 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (gifted from the above's estate) 
Sale: Christie's, New York, May 6, 1998, lot 116, illustrated
Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1998

Literature

Alfred Robaut, L'Oeuvre de Corot: catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1965, vol. III, p. 152, no. 1648, illustrated p. 153
Corot, 1796-1875, exh., cat., Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 28, 1996-January 19, 1997, p. 305

Catalogue Note

Corot and Charles François Daubigny first met in 1849, establishing a close bond and friendship that would last until the end of their lives.  United by a shared love of landscape painting, each man — in his own way — provided the inspiration for the next generation of French artists.  In June 1862, on Corot’s recommendation, Daubigny purchased property at Auvers-sur-Oise.  Called the Villa des Vallés, Corot executed five paintings to decorate the vestibule of Daubigny’s new home.  The present work formed part of this series. 
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