Boatman among the Reeds

Camille Corot French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 803

Since Corot often repeated compositions and motifs, his works are difficult to date. The present picture betrays similarities to Corot's River with a Distant Tower, also in the Museum's collection, which, on the basis of style, seems to date to the early 1860s. The feathery brushstrokes and lighter palette of this work suggest it was painted later in the decade.

Boatman among the Reeds, Camille Corot (French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris), Oil on canvas

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