Peasants under the Trees at Dawn

This painting depicts a site in Lormes, the principal town in the Morvan region of France, west of Dijon. In the early 1840s Corot took three long working holidays there, visiting the villages of Lormes, Vézelay and Saint-André-en-Morvan. This is one of about fifteen oil studies dating from these visits which are noted for their freshness and originality of composition.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1796 - 1875
Full title
Peasants under the Trees at Dawn
Date made
about 1840-5
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
27.3 x 38.8 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1977
Inventory number
NG6439
Location in Gallery