Portrait of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Painting Reproductions Gallery 2 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

Souvenir of Mortefontaine, 1864 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Souvenir of Mortefontaine 1864

Oil Painting
$694
Canvas Print
$54.09
SKU: COR-3662
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 65 x 89 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

A Woman Reading in a Landscape, c.1869/70 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

A Woman Reading in a Landscape c.1869/70

Oil Painting
$490
Canvas Print
$49.57
SKU: COR-3663
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 54.3 x 37.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld, 1861 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld 1861

Oil Painting
$685
Canvas Print
$60.25
SKU: COR-3664
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 112.7 x 137.2 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

La Toilette (Landscape with Figures), 1859 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

La Toilette (Landscape with Figures) 1859

Oil Painting
$713
SKU: COR-3665
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Woman with a Pearl, c.1858/68 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Woman with a Pearl c.1858/68

Oil Painting
$554
Canvas Print
$56.37
SKU: COR-3666
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 70 x 55 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Goat-Herd of Genzano, 1843 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Goat-Herd of Genzano 1843

Oil Painting
$366
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: COR-3667
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 35.8 x 57 cm
Phillips Collection, Washington, USA

Goatherds on the Borromean Islands, c.1866 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Goatherds on the Borromean Islands c.1866

Oil Painting
$420
SKU: COR-3668
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Caen, France

The Studio - Young Woman with a Mandolin, 1865 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Studio - Young Woman with a Mandolin 1865

Oil Painting
$443
SKU: COR-3669
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Windswept Landscape, 1865 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Windswept Landscape 1865

Oil Painting
$189
SKU: COR-3670
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Reims, France

Wooded Peninsula, c.1865/68 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Wooded Peninsula c.1865/68

Oil Painting
$366
SKU: COR-3671
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Le cours d'eau a la tour carree, c.1865/70 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Le cours d'eau a la tour carree c.1865/70

Oil Painting
$254
SKU: COR-3672
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Meadow with Two Large Trees, c.1865/70 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Meadow with Two Large Trees c.1865/70

Oil Painting
$261
SKU: COR-3673
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Canal in Picardi, c.1865/71 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Canal in Picardi c.1865/71

Oil Painting
$381
Canvas Print
$55.03
SKU: COR-3674
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 46.7 x 61.6 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Repose, 1860 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Repose 1860

Oil Painting
$535
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: COR-3675
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 57.8 x 101.6 cm
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Young Woman in a Red Dress Holding a Mandolin, c.1860 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Young Woman in a Red Dress Holding a Mandolin c.1860

Oil Painting
$433
SKU: COR-3676
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Woman in a Toque with a Mandolin, c.1850/55 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Woman in a Toque with a Mandolin c.1850/55

Oil Painting
$582
SKU: COR-3677
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Curious Little Girl, c.1860/64 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Curious Little Girl c.1860/64

Oil Painting
$336
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: COR-3678
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 41.3 x 28.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

In the Vicinity of Geneva, c.1845/50 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

In the Vicinity of Geneva c.1845/50

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: COR-3679
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Forest of Fontainbleau, 1846 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Forest of Fontainbleau 1846

Oil Painting
$600
Canvas Print
$51.14
SKU: COR-3681
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 90.2 x 128.8 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Girl Reading, c.1850/55 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Girl Reading c.1850/55

Oil Painting
$392
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: COR-4221
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 46 x 38.5 cm
Oskar Reinhart Museum, Winterthur, Switzerland

Volterra, 1834 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Volterra 1834

Oil Painting
$524
SKU: COR-4891
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Volterra, 1834 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Volterra 1834

Oil Painting
$626
SKU: COR-4892
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: unknown
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Diana Bathing - The Fountain, c.1869/70 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

Diana Bathing - The Fountain c.1869/70

Oil Painting
$636
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: COR-5681
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 72.5 x 41.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Solitude. Recollection of Vigen, Limousin, 1866 by Corot | Painting Reproduction

The Solitude. Recollection of Vigen, Limousin 1866

Oil Painting
$659
Canvas Print
$55.69
SKU: COR-5682
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Original Size: 95 x 130 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

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