The Muse: History

Camille Corot French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 803

The model for this work may have been Emma Dobigny, who often sat for Corot at the end of his career. Corot painted four other Muses in the 1860s. All of them evoke a mood of melancholy.

The Muse: History, Camille Corot (French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris), Oil on canvas

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