Portrait of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 4

1796-1875

French Realist Painter

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (July 26, 1796 – February 22, 1875) was a French landscape painter.
Corot worked in the style of the realists and romantics of this time. Of the painters classed in the Barbizon school, Corot's art is more individual than Rousseau's, whose works are more strictly traditional; more poetic than that of Daubigny, who is, however, Corot's greatest contemporary rival; and in every sense more beautiful than Jean-François Millet, who thought more of stern truth than of aesthetic feeling.
Historians somewhat arbitrarily divided his work into periods, but the point of division is never certain, as he often completed a picture years after he began it. In his early period he painted traditionally and "tight" with minute exactness, clear outlines, and with absolute definition of objects throughout. After his 50th year his methods changed to breadth of tone and an approach to poetic power, and about 20 years later, from about 1865 onwards, his manner of painting became full of mystery and poetry. In his final 10 years he became the "Père (Father) Corot" of Parisian artistic circles, where he was regarded with personal affection, and acknowledged as one of the five or six greatest landscape painters the world has seen, along with Hobbema, Claude, Turner and Constable.
Corot approached his landscapes more traditionally than is usually believed. By comparing even his late period tree-painting and arrangements to those of Claude, such as that which hangs in the Bridgewater gallery, the similarity in methods is seen.
Besides landscapes, of which he painted several hundred, Corot produced a number of prized figure pictures. These were mostly studio pieces, executed probably with a view to keep his hand in with severe drawing, rather than with the intention of producing pictures. Yet many of them are fine compositions, and in all cases the colour is remarkable for its strength and purity. Corot also executed a few etchings and pencil sketches.
Camille Corot was born in Paris in 1796, in a house on the Quai by the rue du Bac, now demolished. His family were bourgeois people, and unlike the experience of some of his artistic colleagues, throughout his life he never felt the want of money. After an education at Rouen, he apprenticed to a draper, but hated commercial life and despised what he called its "business tricks," yet he faithfully remained in it until he was 26, when his father consented to his adopting the profession of art.
Corot learned little from his masters. He visited Italy on three occasions, and two of his Roman studies hang in the Louvre. A regular contributor to the Salon, in 1846 the French government decorated him with the cross of the Legion of Honour, and he was promoted to an officer in 1867. His many friends considered, nevertheless, that he was officially neglected, and in 1874, a short time before his death, they presented him with a gold medal. He died in Paris and was buried at Père Lachaise.
A number of followers called themselves Corot's pupils. The best known are Boudin, Lepine, Chintreuil, Français, Le Roux and DeFaux.
During the last few years of his life he earned large sums with his pictures, which were in great demand. In 1871 he gave £2000 for the poor of Paris (where he remained during the siege), and his continued charity was long the subject of remark.
The works of Corot are scattered about France and the Netherlands, Britain and America.

76 Corot Paintings

The Boatman of Mortefontaine, c.1865/70 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Boatman of Mortefontaine c.1865/70

Oil Painting
$599
Canvas Print
$47.94
SKU: COR-3636
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 61 x 90 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

The Lake, 1861 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Lake 1861

Oil Painting
$527
Canvas Print
$60.58
SKU: COR-3637
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 133 x 157.5 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

Beach near Etretat, c.1872 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Beach near Etretat c.1872

Oil Painting
$105
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: COR-3640
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 12.3 x 25.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Morning, c.1850/60 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Morning c.1850/60

Oil Painting
$359
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: COR-3641
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 32.5 x 46.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Evening, c.1850/60 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Evening c.1850/60

Oil Painting
$386
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: COR-3642
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 32.5 x 46.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Trees in a Swamp, c.1855/60 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Trees in a Swamp c.1855/60

Oil Painting
$309
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: COR-3643
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 25.5 x 38 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Landscape with a Boy in a White Shirt, c.1855/60 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with a Boy in a White Shirt c.1855/60

Oil Painting
$323
SKU: COR-3644
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pond at Ville-d'Avray, with Leaning Tree, 1873 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Pond at Ville-d'Avray, with Leaning Tree 1873

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: COR-3645
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Reims, France

Ville d'Avray - Horseman at the Entrance of Forest, 1873 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Ville d'Avray - Horseman at the Entrance of Forest 1873

Oil Painting
$333
Canvas Print
$48.87
SKU: COR-3646
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 55.2 x 81.3 cm
Private Collection

Pastorale, 1873 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Pastorale 1873

Oil Painting
$323
SKU: COR-3647
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Smyrne-Bournabat, 1873 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Smyrne-Bournabat 1873

Oil Painting
$426
SKU: COR-3648
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Cowherd in a Dell, Rememberance of Brittany, c.1873 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Cowherd in a Dell, Rememberance of Brittany c.1873

Oil Painting
$177
SKU: COR-3649
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venus at Her Bath, c.1873/74 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Venus at Her Bath c.1873/74

Oil Painting
$470
SKU: COR-3650
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Lady in Blue, 1874 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Lady in Blue 1874

Oil Painting
$616
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: COR-3651
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 80 x 50.5 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Valley, 1871 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Valley 1871

Oil Painting
$285
SKU: COR-3652
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Willows on the Banks of the Scarpe, c.1871/72 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Willows on the Banks of the Scarpe c.1871/72

Oil Painting
$275
SKU: COR-3653
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Ville-d'Avrey, Cowherd in a Clearing near a Pond, c.1871/72 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Ville-d'Avrey, Cowherd in a Clearing near a Pond c.1871/72

Oil Painting
$250
SKU: COR-3654
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Cathedral of Mantes, c.1865/69 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Cathedral of Mantes c.1865/69

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: COR-3655
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Musee Saint Denis, Reims, France

Interrupted Reading, c.1870 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Interrupted Reading c.1870

Oil Painting
$656
Canvas Print
$50.97
SKU: COR-3656
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Greek Girl, c.1868/70 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Greek Girl c.1868/70

Oil Painting
$510
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: COR-3657
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 84.2 x 55.2 cm
Shelburne Museum, Vermont, USA

Old Bridge at Limay, on the Seine, c.1870 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Old Bridge at Limay, on the Seine c.1870

Oil Painting
$488
Canvas Print
$54.53
SKU: COR-3658
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 40.6 x 66 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

Pensive Oriental, c.1868/70 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Pensive Oriental c.1868/70

Oil Painting
$481
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: COR-3659
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 78 x 47 cm
Shelburne Museum, Vermont, USA

The Return of the Hayers to Marcoussis, c.1870/74 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Return of the Hayers to Marcoussis c.1870/74

Oil Painting
$257
SKU: COR-3660
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Le Gue - Cows on the Banks of the Gue, c.1870/75 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Le Gue - Cows on the Banks of the Gue c.1870/75

Oil Painting
$428
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: COR-3661
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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