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Visible just beyond the stream, a shepherd and his flock endure the cold rain in this wintery scene. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot developed as a landscape painter by travelling and studying in Italy, and this work is said to depict the rolling countryside he witnessed outside Rome. Corot painted it as a companion to another Italian view, La Cervara, the Roman Campagna, and he designed the pair to evoke different times of day, weather, and emotional states. While La Cervara symbolizes the bright calm of morning, this painting evokes the gloomy dusk at the end of the day.

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Details

  • Title: The Roman Campagna in Winter
  • Creator: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
  • Date: ca. 1830-35
  • Location Created: France
  • Provenance: Bernheim-Jeune, Paris; Georges Bernheim, Paris; Conrad Pineus, Göteborg, Sweden, 1924; Walter Halvorsen, Paris; Thannhauser Galleries, Berlin and Lucerne, 1927; Acquavella Galleries, New York, 1949; Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, 1971.
  • Physical Dimensions: 38 1/2 x 53 1/4 in. (97.8 x 135.3 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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