Best known as a landscape painter, in his final years Corot turned increasingly to depicting models in his studio. This half-length figure is among his most monumental. The artist has imbued his sitter with grandeur and the calm dignity of an Italian Renaissance noblewoman.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1796 - 1875
Full title
Italian Woman, or Woman with Yellow Sleeve (L'Italienne)
Date made
about 1870
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
73 x 59 cm
Acquisition credit
Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government from the estate of Lucian Freud and allocated to the National Gallery, 2012
Inventory number
NG6620
Location in Gallery