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The Willows of Marissel
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The Willows of Marissel

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Description Corot traveled frequently throughout his life. He regularly visited the small village of Marissel, some 40 miles northeast of Paris, including a brief visit in June 1857, when he painted this work. Corot's reputation has always rested principally on his mastery in depicting light. This work highlights his ability to render with feathery brush strokes the diaphanous light of early morning mist as it envelops a line of poplars and willows.
Date Description Narrative
10/22/1951Treatmentcleaned; coated
11/01/1959Treatmentcoated; other
8/22/2006Examinationexamined for loan
5/27/2008Examinationexamined for condition
  • Corot, 1796-1875. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. 1946.
  • From Ingres to Gauguin: French Nineteenth Century Paintings Owned in Maryland. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1951.
  • Paintings by J. B. C. Corot. Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, New York. 1956.
  • Landscape into Art. Atlanta Art Association, Atlanta. 1962.
  • Corot and His Contemporaries. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston. 1959.
  • Corot, 1796-1875. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. 1960.
  • An Exhibition of the Treasures of The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton; Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York. 1967.
  • A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
  • Corot: Souvenir et Variations. The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Tokyo; Kobe City Museum, Kobe; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, Reims. 2008-2009.
  • Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2021-2022.
Provenance Constant Dutilleux Collection Sale, March, 1874, no. 24; Alfred Robaut [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; William T. Walters, Baltimore, between 1878 and 1884, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] In dark brown at lower right: COROT
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1878-1884

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oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
H: 21 5/8 x W: 15 5/8 in. (55 x 39.7 cm); Framed H: 33 3/8 x W: 27 1/2 x D: 6 in. (84.77 x 69.85 x 15.24 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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