Mountainous Landscape

Camille Corot French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 803

Corot used the full width of his brush to quickly describe the broad features of this rolling landscape. From an elevated position he framed the vista between the hill that rises to the left and the body of water at the lower right; their round forms bring a tenuous balance to this otherwise casual composition. Only a few dabs of paint—red for the shepherdess and brown for the flock below her—serve to indicate scale. Neither the date of the sketch nor the view depicted has been securely identified.

Mountainous Landscape, Camille Corot (French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris), Oil on paper, laid down on canvas

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