Group of Trees

Group of Trees

1858

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

(French, 1796-1875)

Cliché-verre

Support: Cream (3) wove paper

Sheet: 15.5 x 22.9 cm (6 1/8 x 9 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of the Broh-Kahns 1991.85

Catalogue raisonné: Delteil 71

State: I/II

Description

The purest expression of the pastoral in French landscape in the mid 19th century may be found in the
work of Corot. In the cliché-verre prints that he created between 1854 and 1874, Corot took advantage of the spontaneity of this simple process. Drawing directly on a glass plate coated with collodion, and then printing it like a photographic negative, Corot developed a loose, free style of draftsmanship that was unparalleled in his painting. Prints such as these were made purely for his own pleasure and were not intended for sale. Graceful, fluid lines flow from tree to tree and from tree to land, blending into each other without interruption, suggesting a harmony uniting all of nature.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Cliché verre
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Cliché-verre

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