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The Fisherman's Cottage
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The Fisherman's Cottage


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Corot first visited the Normandy coast in the early 1820s and often returned thereafter. Since he did not visit the coast in 1871, this must represent a memory of an earlier stay based on studies or simply on his recollections. He concentrates on the rustic cottages and picturesque fisher-folk of the region, ignoring all signs of tourism.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/23/1957Treatmentloss compensation; other
2/13/2007Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • Exposition de l'Oeuvre de Corot. École des beaux-arts, Paris, Paris. 1875.
  • The Men of 1830. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1957.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes from the Walters Art Museum. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis; The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. 2008-2009.
Provenance M. Breysse, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase [from the artist]; Collection Faure (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; William T. Walters, Baltimore, between 1878 and 1893, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] In dark brown at lower right: COROT; [Date] In dark brown at lower right: 1871; [Label] On back of frame: Breysse 59
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, between 1878 and 1893

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Period
1871
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.164
Measurements
H: 29 15/16 x W: 25 13/16 in. (76 x 65.5 cm); Framed H: 34 5/8 x W: 30 5/8 x D: 3 1/8 in. (87.95 x 77.79 x 7.94 cm)
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