26 October 2016
PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)
Cours d'eau dans les rochers
signed 'Corot' (lower center)
oil on canvas laid down on panel
11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) diameter
Painted circa 1850.
(probably) Colonel Jean-Baptiste-Adolphe Charras (1810-1865), Paris.
Emmanuel Arago (1812-1896), Paris.
Anonymous sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1 June 1882, lot 12 as Ruisseau coulant à travers des rochers and sold as one of a pair.
Anonymous sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 20 December 1882, lot 22, as Cours d'eau sur des rochers and sold as one of a pair.
André Derain (1880-1954), Paris.
His sale; Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 22 March 1955, lot 16.
Anonymous sale; Musée Galliéra, Paris, 19 June 1962, lot 13.
Gaston Palewski (1901-1984), Paris.
Helène Violette de Talleyrand, Duchess of Sagan (1915-2003), Paris, by descent.
Her sale, Sotheby's, Paris, 18 March 2010, lot 145.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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A. Robaut, L'Oeuvre de Corot. Catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1905, vol. III, pp. 394-395, no. 2406(C), illustrated.
We are grateful to Claire Lebeau for confirming the authenticity of this work.
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