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Two Italian Peasants
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Two Italian Peasants


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description An elderly man appears lost in thought, while his young companion looks hesitantly outwards. This vibrantly colored painting, with its sharp contrasts of light and shadow, is now thought to have been painted in Paris following Corot's return from Italy in 1843. The two sitters are traditionally identified as Italian models.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/01/1945Treatmentcoated; infrared spectroscopy; surface cleaned; varnish removed or reduced
10/22/1951Treatmentcleaned; repaired; varnish removed or reduced
8/29/1960Treatmentexamined for exhibition; other
8/29/1960Examinationexamined for condition
3/03/1995Examinationexamined for condition
3/06/1995Examinationexamined for loan
4/01/1995Treatmentother; stabilized; surface cleaned
4/01/2002Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • From Ingres to Gauguin: French Nineteenth Century Paintings Owned in Maryland. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1951.
  • Corot. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 1996-1997.
  • 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.
Provenance Constant Dutilleux (?); Etienne Moreau-Nélaton (?) [early Walters catalogues, without foundation, list as early owners Constant Dutilleux and Etienne Moreau-Nélaton]; Alfred Robaut, 1858, by purchase [from the artist]; P. A. Cheramy, Paris, 1886 [mode of acquisition unknown]; P. A. Chéramy Sale, 1908, no. 138; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1908, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions "COROT," signed lower left
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1908

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Period
1843 (?)
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.201
Measurements
H: 11 5/8 x W: 7 in. (29.5 x 17.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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