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In his late career, Corot regularly painted "souvenirs" or memories of sites that he had visited earlier in his life. Around thirty (or one-fifth) of his exhibited works during the last twenty years of his life included the word "souvenir" in the title. Here, the artist represents the bridge and 12th-century church of this small village about seven miles from Fontainebleau. The silvery light is suggestive of the filtering of an image through memory.

Details

  • Title: Landscape with Bridge
  • Creator: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)
  • Date Created: ca. 1865-1870
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)
  • Provenance: M. Painel [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase [from the artist]; M. Surville [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Knoedler and Co., New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, March 3, 1903, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: oil paintings; panel paintings
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Lower left in brown: COROT
  • Exhibitions: The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes from the Walters Art Museum. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis; The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. 2008-2009., Exposition de l'Oeuvre de Corot. École des beaux-arts, Paris, Paris. 1875., The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005., Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
  • Dimensions: H: 10 15/16 x W: 17 1/16 in. (27.8 x 43.4 cm); Framed H: 21 5/8 x W: 27 3/4 x D: 5 3/4 in. (54.93 x 70.49 x 14.61 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.152

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