L’Abreuvoir (The Watering Place), 1855-60
Oil on canvas
20 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches
Gift of Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine
A pivotal figure in the development of French landscape painting, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot bridged the gap between the classical landscape tradition and the spontaneity and modernity of Impressionism. He sketched and painted outdoors, anticipating the Impressionists’ open-air approach. Often associated with the Barbizon School, Corot painted in the area in the late 1840s and developed close friendships with many of the artists.