A View near Volterra
1200 x 872 • 293 KB
During his student days Corot had wandered through the Tuscan hill country southwest of Florence making sketches and notes. The trip made an indelible impression upon the artist, for the rugged terrain and golden mellow light are vividly recalled in this scene, painted four years later in his Paris studio. Corot's fame rests upon the many feathery landscapes he produced in his long career, yet it is in his early works that his gift for rendering plastic volume is most apparent.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1838
Artist age:Approximately 42 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 70 cm (27.56 in.), Width: 96 cm (37.8 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 07 January 2003.
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