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.
|3/01/1945||Treatment||coated; infrared spectroscopy; surface cleaned; varnish removed or reduced|
|10/22/1951||Treatment||cleaned; repaired; varnish removed or reduced|
|8/29/1960||Treatment||examined for exhibition; other|
|8/29/1960||Examination||examined for condition|
|3/03/1995||Examination||examined for condition|
|3/06/1995||Examination||examined for loan|
|4/01/1995||Treatment||other; stabilized; surface cleaned|
- 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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