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Corot research


Our curators and scientists have made stunning new discoveries about seven paintings by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, a 19th-century artist who was a huge influence on the Impressionists, particularly through his use of light on landscape.

About Corot

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1796–1875

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Leaning Tree

'The Leaning Tree', about 1860-65

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Monsieur Pivot

'Monsieur Pivot on Horseback', about 1853

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'Landscape at Arleux-du-Nord', 1871-4

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Avignon from the West

'Avignon from the West', 1836

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Roman Campagna

'The Roman Campagna, with the Claudian Aqueduct', probably 1826

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Peasants under the Trees

'Peasants under the Trees at Dawn', about 1840-5

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Oak in the Valley

'The Oak in the Valley', 1871

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'Four Times of Day', about 1858

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40 key artists

Discover 40 artists Corot studied with

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Corot bibliography list

Bibliographic references for latest research

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General reading list

Reading list for 19th-century landscape painting

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