Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

French landscape and portrait painter, 1796-1875

"Corot's vast output – over 3,000 paintings – simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism. Unlike many masters who demonstrated early talent and inclinations toward art, before 1815 he showed no such interest. With his father's help Corot apprenticed to a draper, but he hated commercial life, yet he faithfully remained in the trade until he was 26, when his father consented to his adopting the profession of art. In his final years he became the ""Père Corot"" of Parisian artistic circles, where he was regarded with personal affection, and acknowledged as one of the greatest landscape painters, along with Turner and Constable."

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Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille

Maler (1796–1875). Autograph letter signed. O. O. u. D. ¾ S. Gr.-8vo.
$ 1,568 / 1.500 € (24462)

To his niece, Marie Chamouillet: „J’attends demain [...] une réponse qui doit me dire si je dois y aller. Si l’on me donne contr’ordre je m’empresserai [...] je vous embrasse tous. Votre G[rand] oncle C. Corot“.

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Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille

French painter (1796-1875). Autograph letter signed ("Corot"). N. p. Small 8vo. 1 p. With integral address leaf.
$ 1,568 / 1.500 € (47199/BN31943)

To M. Rousseau writing on behalf of a committee about some modifications in a petition: "Quelques changements introducteurs dans la pétition au Roi […]. Vous êtes invité à venir donner votre avis […] demain Samedi R. de Cournon No 6. Pour le Comité Corot".

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Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille

French painter (1796-1875). Autograph letter signed. Ville-d'Avray. 8vo. 1 page. Matted and framed.
$ 993 / 950 € (72729/BN46746)

To an unidentified recipient, stating that the artist cannot visit because his sister, Annette-Octavie Corot Sennegon (1793-1874), and brother-in-law, Laurent-Denis Sennegon, are ill. Corot was hoping to travel to Arras and Douai for "la fete" to be held on 6 July, which may well have been Douai's Fêtes de Gayant, a tradition dating back to 1530, wherein wooden giants are paraded in the streets.

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