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Summer Morning
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
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The pond which takes up the foreground probably lies in the grounds of the tall building glimpsed at the extreme right, perhaps a mill or château. Beyond an open gate lies an unseen road or lane bordered by a hedge, and further in the distance stands a higher bank of trees. At the left, the woman herding the cow trails her stick along the path.

The scene is bathed in a soft, hazy light, the greens of the bushes and trees muted and silvery. The handling and low-keyed tonality are typical of Corot’s style from the 1850s onwards, when bright colour and crisp outlines were replaced by shimmering brushwork and pearly colouration.

Key facts
Artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Artist dates 1796 - 1875
Full title Summer Morning
Date made about 1855-60
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 22.9 x 34.3 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number NG3238
Location in Gallery Not on display
On loan to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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