27 June 2000
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
Un chemin montant
oil on paper laid down on canvas
221/8 x 11 in. (18 x 28 cm.)
Painted circa 1845
André-Julien Prévost, Paris (by 1873).
Germain Collection; sale, Paris, 31 March 1914, lot 3.
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 3 July 1936.
Acquired by the present owner before 1969.
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A. Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, Catalogue raisonné et illustré, vol. II, Paris, 1965, no. 577 (the author's illustration, p. 203; described as oil on canvas).
Martin Dieterle has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately