The Four Times of Day: Night

about 1858, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

This painting is part of the group: The Four Times of Day
On loan from Loyd Collection, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

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Corot painted four large panels, representing 'Morning', 'Noon', 'Evening' and 'Night', to decorate the studio at Fontainebleau of his friend and fellow painter Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps. They are the largest decorative cycle by the artist to survive intact, and a bravura demonstration of his skill in improvising landscape compositions that are subtly interrelated in both colour and form. To Decamps's astonishment, Corot completed the cycle in a single week. The paintings were later owned by the British painter, Frederic Leighton of Stretton.

Other paintings in this group: The Four Times of Day

The Four Times of Day: Morning
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
about 1858
The Four Times of Day: Morning
The Four Times of Day: Noon
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
about 1858
The Four Times of Day: Noon
The Four Times of Day: Evening
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
about 1858
The Four Times of Day: Evening

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