467
467

PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
FRENCH
FONTAINEBLEAU— PAVÉ DE CHAILLY 
Estimate
40,00060,000
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467

PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
FRENCH
FONTAINEBLEAU— PAVÉ DE CHAILLY 
Estimate
40,00060,000
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Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
1796-1875
FRENCH
FONTAINEBLEAU— PAVÉ DE CHAILLY 
signed COROT (lower left) 
oil on paper laid down on canvas 
8 1/8 by 11 3/8 in.
20.6 by 28.9 cm
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We would like to thank Martin Dieterle and Claire Lebeau for kindly confirming the authenticity of this lot. 

Provenance

The artist's studio (until 1873) 
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, May 23, 1996, lot 41, illustrated 
W.M. Brady & Co., Inc., New York 
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, November 3, 1999, lot 28, illustrated 
Acquired at the above sale 

Literature

Alfred Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1965, vol. II, p. 8, no. 8, illustrated p. 9 
Vincent Pomarède, "The Making of an Artist," Corot, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1996, pp. 13 (under footnote 42), 15 (under footnote 61) 

Catalogue Note

The present lot is one of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's earliest recorded works, probably painted in 1822 during a visit to the forest of Fontainebleau, which he would regularly visit. That same year Corot had entered the studio of Achille-Etna Michallon (1796-1822), considered one of the greatest landscape painters at the time, who encouraged Corot to paint in the bucolic forest southeast of Paris. During this period Corot completed studies of farmyards, trees and rocks while directly imitating Michallon's style (Pomarède, p. 13). At the same time, the bold perspective of a felled tree and expressive brushwork foretell the artist's individual and influential technique.

19th Century European Art

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New York