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Sketch of a Woman in Bridal Dress
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Tradition states that the figure is wearing bridal attire, but it has also been noted that she may be dressed for a ball. The picture can be linked with Corot's numerous images of solitary women in pensive attitudes. The sombre tonality and modelling of the face are reminiscent of Rembrandt.

The oval edge is perhaps intended to suggest the frame of a mirror.

Key facts
Artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Artist dates 1796 - 1875
Full title Sketch of a Woman in Bridal Dress
Date made 1855-65
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 36.2 x 27 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1934
Inventory number NG4733
Location in Gallery Not on display
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