Lot 109
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JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT | Souvenir of Italy - The Vatican and Saint-Pierre outside the walls

100,000 - 150,000 EUR
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  • Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
  • Souvenir of Italy - The Vatican and Saint-Pierre outside the walls
  • signed lower right COROT
  • oil on canvas
  • 25,2 x 43,7 cm ; 9 7/8  x 17 1/4 in.


Sold by M. de Boulogne to Alphonse Legrand ;
Diot, 1875 ;
Sale, Paris, 24 mai 1879, n°15 ; 
Hazard Sale, Paris, 1 & 2 December 1919, n°85, titled L'Abbaye ;
Paul Rosenberg ;
Georges Renand, Paris (by 1938) ;
His sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15 March 1988, lot 12 ;
Edouard and Jeannine Chapet, Paris (purchased from the above)


Amsterdam, Stedeljik Museum, Un siècle de peinture française, July-September 1938, n°44 titled Vue de St Georges à Vérone


A. Robaut and Moreau-Nélaton, André Schoeller and Jean Diéterle, Corot, Deuxième supplément, Paris, 1956, n°15 bis (mentionned as unsigned) ;
Bulletin du Laboratoire du Musée du Louvre, Supplément Revue des Arts, Paris, June 1956, p. 44-45, fig. 46, 48 et 49

Catalogue Note

Corot traveled in Italy several times : in 1825, 1834 and 1843. The studies of landscapes executed in situ were then used to paint compositions, once back in Paris. This particular work is typical of the sketches made in plein-air by Corot as soon as he arrived in Italy, in 1825. It is a replica after the painting executed in 1825-26 (private collection, illustrated in Pierre Diéterle, Martin Diéterle and Claire Lebeau, Corot, Cinquième supplément, Paris, 2002, n°9).

We would like to thank Madame Claire Lebeau for kindly authenticating this work.