View 1 of Lot 171. Lisière de bois en Limousin.
View 1 of Lot 171. Lisière de bois en Limousin.
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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Lisière de bois en Limousin

Estimate:

30,000 - 40,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Germany

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Lisière de bois en Limousin

Lisière de bois en Limousin

Estimate:

30,000 - 40,000 GBP

Lot sold:

47,880

GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Germany

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

French

1796 - 1875

Lisière de bois en Limousin


signed COROT lower right

oil on canvas

Unframed: 38.5 by 56cm., 15¼ by 22in.

Framed: 59.5 by 76cm., 23½ by 30in.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Martin Dieterle and Claire Lebeau.

Lillian Leff (Her estate sale: Sotheby's, New York, 10 November 1998, lot 31)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Alfred Robaut, L'Oeuvre de Corot, Paris, 1905, vol. II, no. 709, pp. 240-41, catalogued & illustrated (as Lisière de bois (campagne du Limousin))
Musée de Lille (on loan by 1905, according to Robaut)

Painted circa 1845-50, according to Martin Dieterle.


The late 1840s and early 1850s marked a new chapter in Corot's life. Following the death of his father in 1847, Corot began making annual painting trips within France, and although these are not well documented, they included several visits to the Limousin, the subject of the present work. Rather than a literal rendering of a specific site, the present work may well be a souvenir - a potetic vision conjured up from his memories.