La danse des nymphes (Morning - Dance of the Nymphs)
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Exhibited at the Salon of 1850-51, where it was bought by the State for 1500 francs, this is one of the most Claudian of all Corot's pictures. Although extremely artificial in character, parts of the picture were studies from nature. The big clump of trees to the right was based on a study which Corot made in the Farnese Gardens in Rome, on his first visit to Italy.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1850-1851
Artist age:Approximately 55 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 98.55 cm (38.8 in.), Width: 132.08 cm (52 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 08 January 2003.
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