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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot



 


 

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

 

(b Paris, 17 July 1796; d Paris, 22 Feb 1875). French painter, draughtsman and printmaker.

After a classical education at the Collège de Rouen, where he did not distinguish himself, and an unsuccessful apprenticeship with two drapers, Corot was allowed to devote himself to painting at the age of 26. He was given some money that had been intended for his sister, who had died in 1821, and this, together with what we must assume was his family’s continued generosity, freed him from financial worries and from having to sell his paintings to earn a living. Corot chose to follow a modified academic course of training. He did not enrol in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts but studied instead with Achille Etna Michallon and, after Michallon’s death in 1822, with Jean-Victor Bertin. Both had been pupils of Pierre-Henri Valenciennes, and, although in later years Corot denied that he had learnt anything of value from his teachers, his career as a whole shows his attachment to the principles of historic landscape painting which they professed.




 

Le Toilette
 


 


Nantes - the Cathedral and the City Seen throuth the Trees



 


Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld



 

The Letter



 

Meadow with Two Large Trees



 

Saint-Nicholas-les-Arras; Willows on the Banks of the Scarpe



 

Agostina



 

The Baptism of Christ



 

Landscape, Setting Sun
 

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