Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

1796 Born in Paris.

1822 After an apprenticeship with a draper Corot’s family agree to help him financially in his chosen course as a painter.

1825 Leaves for an extended stay in Italy.

1827 While living in Rome Corot submits two canvases to the Salon – both are accepted.

1828 Returns to France.

1834 Visits Italy.

1837 The Duc d’Orléans buys one of Corot’s pictures.

1840 The French state purchases a painting for the museum in Metz.

1843 Corot is again in Italy.

1846 Baudelaire writes approvingly of Corot’s work.

1849 Corot is elected to the Salon jury on which he sits frequently, often using his status to help young artists.

1851 Louis-Napoleon (later Napoleon III) buys Morning, Dance of the Nymphs from the Salon.

1852 Meets Charles-François Daubigny.

1854 Visits the Low Countries.

1862 Corot’s pictures are exhibited at the International Exhibition in London. He paints with Courbet in the Saintonge.

1865 Napoleon III buys Souvenir de Marcoussis for his private collection.

1866 Attacks of gout prevent him from traveling as much as in the past.

1871 Remains in Paris during the siege. Gives a large sum of money to the poor of Paris.

1875 Dies in Paris.



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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - Selected Works

1825 Self Portrait, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1826 The Forum Seen from the Farnese Gardens, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1830 Chartres Cathedral, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1835 Hagar in the Wilderness, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1835 Venice, La Piazzetta, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1835–38 Ville d’Avray, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1840 Breton Women at the Well, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1840–5 Peasants under the Trees at Dawn , London, National Gallery

c1850 Morning: Dance of the Nymphs, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1850 Morning at Castelgandolfo, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1864 Souvenir de Mortefontaine, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1866 Agostina, Washington DC, National Gallery of Art

1866 The Church at Marissel, near Beauvais, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1865–70 The Boatman of Mortefontaine, New York, Frick Collection

1870 The Bridge at Mantes , Paris, Musée du Louvre

1870 The Woman with the Pearl, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1871 The Oak in the Valley, London, National Gallery

1874 Lady in Blue, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1874 Mill at Saint-les-Arras, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - Featured Paintings

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