Overview

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Inscription

lower right: COROT

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Provenance

The artist [1796-1875]; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26 May 1875, no. 134); purchased by (Hector Brame, Paris). Jules Paton, Paris;[1] (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 April 1883, no. 35); purchased by (Bernheim-Jeune, Paris), in whose possession it remained until at least 1889.[2] Duz.[3] Van den Eynde.[4] (Durand-Ruel et Cie, Paris); sold 1892 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[5] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1889
Exposition centennale de l'art français, Exposition universelle, Paris, 1889, no. 163.
1996
Corot, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1996-1997, no. 136, as L'Atelier de Corot (The Artist's Studio) (shown only in Ottawa and New York).

Bibliography

1885
Catalogue of Paintings Forming the Collection of P. A. B. Widener, Ashbourne, near Philadelphia. 2 vols. Paris, 1885-1900: I:14, repro.
1892
"Inventory of Paintings. P.A.B. Widener." Manuscript, Gallery Archives, National Gallery of Art, 1892: no. 8, as La Femme à l'atelier.
1895
Roger-Milès, L. Les artistes célèbres 32: Album classique des chefs-d'oeuvre de Corot. Paris, 1895: 58.
1905
Meier-Graefe, Julius. Corot and Courbet. Leipzig, 1905: 84.
1905
Robaut, Alfred, and Etienne Moreau-Nélaton. L'Oeuvre de Corot. Catalogue raisonné et illustré. 5 vols. Paris, 1905: III:112-113, no. 1558, repro., as L'Atelier de Corot.
1907
"Corot, Peintre de la Femme." L'Art et les Artistes (January 1907): 364, repro.
1908
Lafarge, John. The Higher Life in Art. New York, 1908: unpaginated, repro.
1908
Meier-Graefe, Julius. Modern Art. 5 vols. London, 1908:184.
1909
Bouyer, Raymond. "Corot peintre de figures." Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne 2 (1909): 305-306.
1909
Goujon, R. "Corot peintre de figures." Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1909): 472-473.
1910
Waldmann, Emil."Französische Bilder in amerikansichen Privatbesitz." Kunst und Künstler (November 1910): 95, repro.
1913
Jaccaci, A.F. "Figure Pieces of Corot in America, part I." Art in America 1, no. 2 (April 1913): 90.
1913
Meier-Graefe, Julius. Camille Corot. Munich, 1913: 104-108, repro. p. 133.
1915
Roberts, William. Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: British and Modern French Schools, Philadelphia, 1915: unpaginated, repro.
1923
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1923: unpaginated, repro.
1929
Jamot, Paul. Corot. Paris, 1929: 35.
1930
Bernheim de Villers, C. Corot, peintre de figures. Paris, 1930: no. 253.
1930
Meier-Graefe, Julius. Corot. Berlin, 1930: pl. CIV.
1931
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 202, repro.
1934
Alexandre Reid & Lefevre, Ltd. Renoir, Cézanne and their contemporaries. London, 1934: no. 12.
1934
"A Splendid Corot for Smith." The New York Times, 14 October 1934.
1934
Fell, H.G. "Gallery and Mart." The Connoisseur 94, no. 395 (July 1934): 58, repro., as L'Atelier.
1935
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 28.
1935
Tietze, Hans. Meisterwerke europäischer Malerei in Amerika. Vienna, 1935: 278, repro. (English ed., Masterpieces of European Painting in America. New York, 1939: 278, repro.).
1937
Cheney, Sheldon. A World History of Art. New York, 1937: 816, repro., as In the Studio.
1937
Rosen, David and Henri Marceau. "A Study in the use of photographs in the Identification of Paintings." Technical Studies in the Field of Fine Arts VI, no. 2 (October 1937): 80.
1938
Adlow, Dorothy. "The Artist Backstage." The Christian Science Monitor, 13 January 1938.
1938
Brimo, René. Art et gout. L'évolution du gout aux Etats Unis d'après l'histoire des collections. Paris, 1938: 116.
1938
Waldmann, Emil. "Die Sammlung Widener." Pantheon 22 (November 1938): 335, repro. 343.
1942
Bazin, Germain. Corot. Paris, 1942: 122, no. 103.
1946
Courthion, Pierre. Corot, raconté par lui-même et par ses amis. Geneva, 1946: 100-101.
1948
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 102, repro.
1951
Bazin, Germain. Corot. Paris, 1951: 112, 132.
1955
Cooke, Hereward Lester. Galeria Nacional de Washington. Madrid, 1955: 321, repro. (German ed., 1971).
1956
Cheney, Sheldon. A New World History of Art. New York, 1956: 566, repro.
1956
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 52, repro.
1957
Baud-Bovy, Daniel. Corot. Geneva, 1957: 129, 276 n. 74.
1962
Leymarie, Jean. French Painting: The Nineteenth Century. Geneva, 1962: 112.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 323, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 29.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 23, repro.
1972
Hours, Madeleine. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. New York, 1972: 41, fig. 42.
1973
Bazin, Germain. Corot. Paris, 1973: 61, 271, 290-291.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 74, repro.
1975
Toussaint, Hélène. Hommage à Corot. Exh. cat. Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, 1975: 124, no. 111.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 432-433, no. 622, color repro.
1978
Janson, Anthony F. "Corot: Tradition and the Muse." The Art Quarterly 1 (Autumn 1978): 314, repro.
1978
King, Marian. Adventures in Art: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1978: 41, 51, pl. 28.
1979
Leymarie, Jean. Corot. Geneva, 1979: 140, repro.
1979
Parry, Ellwood. "The Thomas Eakins Portrait of Sue and Harry; or why did the artist change his mind?" Arts (May 1979): 148, repro.
1982
Georgel, Pierre and Anne Marie Lecoq. La Peinture dans la peinture. Dijon, 1982: 185, 241.
1984
Hours, Madeleine. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. New York, 1984: 37, fig. 38.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 428, no. 610, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 94, repro.
1986
Zimmermann, Antje. Studien zum Figurenbild bei Corot. Ph.D. diss, Cologne, 1986: 112-146, 215, 220, fig. 125.
1987
Eitner, Lorenz. An Outline of 19th Century European Painting, from David through Cézanne. 2 vols. New York, 1987-1988: I:210; II:117, fig. 202.
1988
Selz, Jean. La vie et l'oeuvre de Camille Corot. Courbevoie-Paris, 1988: 240.
1989
Wissman, Fronia. Corot's Salon Paintings: Sources from French Classicism to Contemporary Theater Design. Ph.D. diss., Yale University, New Haven. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989: 110.
1992
Leymarie, Jean. Corot. Geneva, 1992: 158-160.
1993
Pomarède, Vincent. In Exposition du bicentenaire du Musée du Louvre: Les Peintures du Louvre. Des collections royales au Grand Louvre. Exh. cat. Municipal Museum, Kobe; Municipal Museum, Yokohama, 1993: 313, repro.
1994
Gale, Iain. Corot. London, 1994: 104-105, repro.
1995
Leymarie, Jean. Corot. Geneva, 1995: 158-160.
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 68-75, color repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 357, no. 292, color repro.

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