Exhibitions/ Art Object

A Pond in Picardy

Artist:
Camille Corot (French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris )
Date:
ca. 1867
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
17 x 25 in. (43.2 x 63.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.813
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): COROT
Count Armand [François Paul] Doria, Paris (from 1868); [Georges Petit, Paris]; George I. Seney, New York (by 1889–1891; his sale, American Art Association, New York, February 11–13, 1891, no. 281, as "A Souvenir of Normandy," for $4,500 to Schaus); [Hermann Schaus, New York, from 1891]; David H. King Jr., New York (until 1896; his sale, American Art Association, New York, February 17–19, 1896, no. 130, as "Souvenir of Normandie," for $6,700 to Knoedler); [Knoedler, New York, from 1896]; Benjamin Altman, New York (until d. 1913)
New York. American Art Galleries. "Works of Antoine-Louis Barye Exhibited at the American Art Galleries under the Auspices of the Barye Monument Association, also of Paintings by J. F. Millet and Others, his Contemporaries and Friends," November 15, 1889–January 15, 1890, no. 578 (as "Souvenir of Normandy," lent by George I. Seney, Esq.).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Taste of the Seventies," April 2–September 10, 1946, no. 76 (as "Souvenir of Normandy").

Huntington, N.Y. Heckschers Art Museum. "European Influence on American Painting of the 19th Century," June 8–29, 1947, no. 19 (as "Souvenir of Normandy").

New York. Durand-Ruel. "'What They Said'—Postscript to Art Criticism," November 28–December 17, 1949, no. 3.

Art Gallery of Toronto. "J. B. C. Corot, 1796–1875," January 13–February 26, 1950, no. 21 (as "Souvenir of Normandy").

Palm Beach. Society of the Four Arts. "Portraits, Figures and Landscapes," January 12–February 4, 1951, no. 9 (as "Souvenir of Normandy").

Wichita Art Museum. "Three Centuries of French Painting," May 9–23, 1954, no. 12 (as "Souvenir of Normandy").

New York. American Federation of the Arts. "A Landscape View of 19th Century France (circulating exhibition)," September 1, 1954–1957, no catalogue?

Nashville. Fisk University. "100 Years of European Painting," April 28–June 10, 1965, unnum. checklist.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Barbizon: French Landscapes of the Nineteenth Century," February 4–May 10, 1992, no catalogue.

"The Seney Sale is Ended." New York Times (February 14, 1891), p. 5, notes that it sold for $4,500 to Herman Schaus at the Seney sale.

"A Rembrandt Brings $11,100." New York Times (February 19, 1896), p. 5, notes that it sold for $6,700 to Knoedler at the King sale.

Alfred Robaut. L'Œuvre de Corot: Catalogue raisonné et illustré. [reprint 1965]. Paris, 1905, vol. 3, pp. 166–67, no. 1687, ill., calls it "Étang picard" and dates it about 1867.

B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Modern Paintings in the Altman Bequest." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 9 (December 1914), p. 252, calls it "Souvenir of Normandy".

François Monod. "La Galerie Altman au Metropolitan Museum de New-York (2e article)." Gazette des beaux-arts, 5th ser., 8 (November 1923), p. 312 n. 1, as "Étang picard".

Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, XIX Century. New York, 1966, p. 62, ill., call it an excellent example of Corot's later style.



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