23 April 2002
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)
Mlle. Léotine Desavary tenant une tourterelle
signed 'COROT' (lower left)
oil on canvas
23 1/2 x 14 7/8 in. (59.6 x 37.8 cm.)
Painted in 1872
Charles Desavary, Arras.
Alfred Robaut, Paris.
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1904.
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1912
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A. Robaut, L'Oeuvre de Corot, Paris, 1965, vol. III, pp. 298-9, no. 2151 (illustrated).
C. Bernheim de Villers, Corot: peintre de figures, Paris, 1930, no. 322 (illustrated).
The model of this painting, Léotine, was the daughter of Corot's friend, the painter and photographer Charles Desavary, the first owner of this painting.
The present work has been examined and authenticated by Martin Dieterle.
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