22 June 2005
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
Vaches au pâturage auprès d'une saulaie
signed 'Corot' (lower right)
oil on canvas
9 x 14 5/8 in. (22.8 x 37.1 cm.)
Painted circa 1870
L.A. Auguin, Bordeaux (a pupil of the artist), a gift from the artist, until 1876.
Boussod et Valadon, Paris (no. 12714).
M. Vincent van Gogh de Princenhage (uncle of the artist Vincent van Gogh); his sale, The Hague, 2-3 April 1889, lot 35.
Mrs D.H. Tydeman.
Acquired by the present owner in the 1960s.
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Thompson, The Barbizon School, p. 32 (illustrated).
A. Robaut, L'Oeuvre de Corot, Catalogue raisonné et illustré, vol. III, Paris, 1965, no. 1958 (drawing illustrated p. 227).
Martin Dieterle has confirmed the authenticity of this painting and will include it in his forthcoming Corot catalogue raisonné.
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