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Landscape near Ville d'Avray

Landscape near Ville d'Avray

Camille Corot (in circa 1870)

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This painting gives a good idea of the kind of work that Corot produced on a larger scale with such success. He was concerned less about an accurate depiction of a specific spot than about a mood, about nature as a place where the supernatural could also reveal itself. Sometimes he lets wood nymphs dance in his landscapes, but here there is just a horseman.

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Title Landscape near Ville d'Avray
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 33 cm
Height 24 cm
Artists Schilder: Camille Corot
Accession number VdV 8
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Willem van der Vorm 1972
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1972
Age artist Between 64 and 79 years old
Collector Collector / Willem van der Vorm
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De verzameling Willem van der Vorm. Schilderijen van Hollandse en Franse meesters uit de 17e en 19e eeuw (1950)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Material
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Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Camille Corot

Parijs 1796 - Parijs 1875

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was trained in Paris as a classical landscape painter, after which, at the age of 29, he made a long journey of two years to Italy....

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