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Chester Dale Collection, 1963. Although this portrait study was painted when Corot was seventy years old, and it had been twenty-three years since his last visit to Italy, both the theme and setting are Italian. The model is believed to have been an Italian living in Paris, yet her cumbersome 'Contadina' dress is similar to that worn by the women of Tuscany. A combination of rich colour and restrained monumentality, this portrait is considered one of the finest of Corot's late figurative style. Rarely seen by critics during his lifetime, Corot's figure studies are today often prized more highly than his famed landscapes.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1866
Artist age:Approximately 70 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 132.4 cm (52.13 in.), Width: 97.6 cm (38.43 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 09 January 2003.
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