3 February 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF LEON LHERMITTE
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
Le baptême du Christ
signed 'Corot' (lower left); bears signature (upper left)
oil on panel
17¾ x 9 5/8 in. (45 x 24.5 cm.)
Painted in 1844-1845
Mme Chamouillet, a gift from the artist.
Léon Chamouillet, Paris.
Léon Lhermitte, Paris and thence by descent to the present owners.
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A. Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, Catalogue raisonné et illustré, vol. II, Paris, 1965, no. 467 (illustrated p. 173).
Paris, Galerie Schmit, Corot dans les collections privées, April - July 1996, no. 22 (illustrated).
Martin Dieterle has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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