FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Jean-Baptiste Camille COROT
Title: "L'etang a Ville d'Avray"
(after) Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
Engraved by: Charles Giroux
Portfolio: "Cent Chefs d'Oeuvre"
Medium: Original Etching
Limited edition: 600
Sheet size: 12.5" x 17.5"
Image size: 6" x 10"
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (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. His family were bourgeois
people-his father was a wigmaker and his mother a milliner-and unlike the experience of some of his artistic
colleagues, throughout his life he never felt the want of money, as his parents made good investments and ran their
businesses well. 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.