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European Art
Artist: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French, 1796–1875

The Plain of La Beauce

ca. 1840–45

Oil on canvas

unframed: 19.5 × 46.2 cm (7 11/16 × 18 3/16 in.)
Collection of Mary C. and James W. Fosburgh, B.A. 1933, M.A. 1935
1979.14.7
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Gift from Corot to Antoine Etex; Paul-Emile Mangeant Collection (per Robaut, 1905); Georges Wildenstein (in 1946); Collection of Mary C. and James W. Fosburgh.

Bibliography: 

Alfred Robaut and Etienne Moreau-Nélaton, Histoire de Corot et de ses œuvres, 1 (Paris: H. Floury, 1905), 196, no. 542, fig. 542.

Germain Bazin, Corot (Paris: Éditions Pierre Tisné, 1942).

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Corot, 1796–1875, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1946), 32, no. 25, fig. 25.

Peter Galassi, Corot in Italy: Open-Air Paintings and the Classical Landscape Tradition (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1991).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.