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Mountains in Auvergne (Montagnes d'Auvergne)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

European Art

On View: European Art Galleries, 5th floor
Sketching outside, artists made informal studies in oils or charcoal of terrain, foliage, and sky—glimpses of often unremarkable topography through which they conveyed their sensory experiences of light and atmosphere. They often used these quickly rendered landscapes as inspiration for formal compositions made in their studios. Such nineteenth-century pleinairists were an important influence on subsequent generations of artists, including Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, who carried small panels to work outside to capture his motifs in bold, saturated colors.
MEDIUM Oil on paper mounted on linen
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1841-1842
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (28.6 x 41.3 cm) frame: 16 × 21 1/4 × 3 5/8 in. (40.6 × 54 × 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped lower left: "VENTE/COROT"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Karen B. Cohen, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Gift of A. Augustus Healy and Annie H. Halsted, by exchange
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in European Art Galleries, 5th floor
    CAPTION Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (Paris, France, 1796–1875, Paris, France). Mountains in Auvergne (Montagnes d'Auvergne), 1841-1842. Oil on paper mounted on linen, 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (28.6 x 41.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Karen B. Cohen, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Gift of A. Augustus Healy and Annie H. Halsted, by exchange, 1997.8 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.8_SL1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1997.8_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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