JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT | UN TORRENT DES ABRUZZES
Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the San Diego Museum of Art
1796 - 1875
UN TORRENT DES ABRUZZES
indistinctly signed COROT (lower left)
oil on canvas
canvas: 14⅝ by 25 in.; 37.1 by 63.5 cm
framed: 27½ by 35 in.; 69.9 by 88.9 cm
We would like to thank Martin Dieterle and Claire Lebeau for confirming the authenticity of this lot. It will be included in the next supplement to Alfred Robaut’s l’Oeuvre de Corot.
The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.:
This work has an old European lining. The surface is still well textured. The paint layer is clean. It shows no signs of abrasion. There is a horizontal break in the valley behind the figure, which shows some rather amateurish restorations. In the lower left corner above the signature, there is a 2-inch vertical break in the canvas that also shows visible restorations. There are otherwise no restorations. If the retouches in these two areas were re-examined, the work would be ready to hang.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Mr. and Mrs. Appleton S. Bridges, San Diego
Gifted from the above in 1926
Leila Mechlin, The American Magazine of Art, Washington, D.C., July 1926, p. 376
Catalogue of the Paintings and Tapestries in the Permanent Collection, [San Diego Museum of Art] December 28, 1927, no. 43, p. 32-3
Reginald H. Poland, Catalogue of the Paintings and Tapestries in the Permanent Collection, [San Diego Museum of Art] December 28, 1927, p. 9
Reginald H. Poland, San Diego Magazine, September 1927, p. 5
Illustrated Catalogue: Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art, p. 28 1935, no. 565
Reginald Poland, Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art, 1935, p. xxxvii, xlviii
Reginald Poland, Illustrated Catalogue: Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art, 1935, p. xxxvii, xlviii
Illustrated Catalogue of the Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art, 1936, no. 426, p. 35
Illustrated Catalogue of the Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art, 1936, p. 48
Julia Gethman Andrews, A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870, [San Diego Museum of Art] 1947, p. 142-143
Reginald Poland, A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870, [San Diego Museum of Art] 1947, p. 11
John D. Morse, Old Masters in America, New York, 1955, p. 37
The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue, 1960, p. 46
John D. Morse, Old Master Paintings in North America, New York, 1979, p. 62
Don Bacigalupi and Polly Cone, San Diego Museum of Art, 2003, p. 11
Steven Kern and Polly Cone, San Diego Museum of Art, 2003, p. 128
London, Dowdeswell Galleries, Exhibition of 195 Masterpieces by the Great French & Dutch Romanticists, 1889 (according to a label on the reverse)
The present work is a replica by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot of Un torrent des abruzzes (Robaut no. 2407), sold in these rooms May 5, 2011, lot 88.