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image of Forest of Fontainebleau Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (artist)
French, 1796 - 1875
Forest of Fontainebleau, 1834
oil on canvas
overall: 175.6 x 242.6 cm (69 1/8 x 95 1/2 in.) framed: 196.9 x 262.9 cm (77 1/2 x 103 1/2 in.)
Chester Dale Collection
1963.10.109
On View
From the Tour: Romantics and Realists
Object 3 of 7

Provenance

Louis-Alfred Binant [1823-1904], Paris, by 1855;[1] (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 20 April 1904, no. 18); purchased by (Bernheim-Jeune, Paris).[2] Léon Orosdi, Paris, sometime after 1913.[3] (Galerie André Weil, Paris);[4] (Etienne Bignou, Paris); sold 25 June 1934 to Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

[1] Alfred Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, Paris, 1905: II:90, no. 255. Lent by "M. Binand" to Exposition de centenaire de Corot, Palais Galliéra, Paris, 1895, no. 18; this seems likely to be a misspelling in the catalogue.

[2] Robaut 1905 (see note 1) and reported in the New York Herald, 21 April 1904.

[3] This painting was not included in the sale of Orosdi's collection held at Drouot on 25 May 1923.

[4] Orosdi/Galerie Weil provenance from Chester Dale papers in NGA curatorial records, and the Bignou photograph albums at the Documentation, Musée d'Orsay (copies in NGA curatorial files).

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