Fine 19th century French Barbizon river landscape, oil on canvas signed "Corot". Excellent quality view of a solitary figure in a boat at the waters edge with a small town in the distance. Some dryness and natural craquelure.
Huge potential to improve with a professional clean. Signed bottom right with artists plaque on the frame. (July 17, 1796 - February 22, 1875) was a French landscape painter and printmaker in etching.Corot was the leading painter of the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism.
Camille Corot was born in Paris in 1796, in a house at 125 Rue du Bac, now demolished. After his parents married, they bought the millinery shop where she had worked and he gave up his career as a wigmaker to run the business side of the shop.
The store was a famous destination for fashionable Parisians and earned the family an excellent income. Corot was the middle of three children born to the family, who lived above their shop during those years.Measurements: 185cm x 90cm framed approx. Our gallery carefully selects its paintings based on their quality and importance. Surrey Fine Arts only sell original antique oil paintings. As well as our own expertise at Surrey Fine Arts many of our works of art are assessed and authenticated by leading UK and International specialists in their field.
We have exclusive contacts to some of the UK's best restorers. The item "19th Century French River Landscape Camille Jean-Baptiste COROT (1796-1875)" is in sale since Tuesday, October 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "beckys_sarah" and is located in FARNBOROUGH, Hampshire.This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.