Honfleur: Calvary, ca. 1830
Camille Corot (French, 1796–1875)
Oil on wood; 11 3/4 x 16 1/8 in. (29.8 x 41 cm)
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bernhard Gift, by exchange, 1974 (1974.3)
The site of the Calvary, a shrine built in 1628 at the top of a cliff overlooking the medieval town of Honfleur, was popular in the nineteenth century among tourists, pilgrims, and people offering prayers for men at sea. The artist painted this work during a trip to Normandy.