A Peasant Woman

Although this picture is signed it is thought not to be by Corot himself, but by a follower. It imitates Corot's studies of women, whom he often portrayed in pensive or melancholy attitudes. Here the figure is dressed in traditional Roman costume.

Key facts

Artist dates
1796 - 1875
Full title
A Peasant Woman
Date made
probably after 1860
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
31.8 x 29.2 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
Location in Gallery