This painting is part of the group: The Four Times of Day

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.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1796 - 1875
Full title
The Four Times of Day: Night
Group
Date made
about 1858
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
142.2 x 64.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought with the assistance of the Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation), 2014
Inventory number
NG6654
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Four Times of Day

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