Jan 5, 2009

Willows and Poplars

Willows and Poplars


Jean Baptiste Camille Corot Robaut

(French, 1796–1875)

Lithograph with chine collé

Support: Wove paper with chine collé

Sheet: 40.4 x 56.7 cm (15 7/8 x 22 5/16 in.); Chine collé: 25.7 x 39.4 cm (10 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

Gift of Robert M. Light in honor of Louise S. Richards 2002.14

Catalogue raisonné: Delteil 30, Melot 30

State: II/II

Edition: 50



Willows and Poplars summarizes Corot’s aesthetic, combining elements from the classical tradition from
which he evolved with the hazy poetic character of his mature style. The dream of Arcadia is suggested by the two figures, utterly removed from time and place, reclining under the grove of trees. The line is so relaxed that it draws the beholder into a contemplative state of reverie.

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