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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.




 

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Fontainebleau - Black Oaks of Bas-Breau



 

Honfleur - Calvary on the Cote de Grace



 

Les Contrebandiers



 

Landscape with a Lake



 

First Leaves, near Nantes



 

The Aqueduct in the Valley



 

Fontainebleau, "The Raging One"



 

A Dune at Dunkirk



 

Watercourse leading to the square tower



 

The Roman Campagna in Winter
 

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