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Stamped, lower right: VENTE / COROT


May 26-28, 1875, posthumous Corot sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 210, to Rosimont [see note 1]. With Alexis-Eugène Detrimont (b. 1825), Paris [see note 2]. By 1876, James Davis, Boston; 1876, gift of James Davis to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 7, 1876) NOTES: [1] An annotated copy of the auction catalogue provides the buyer's name; also see Alfred Robaut, "L'oeuvre de Corot, catalogue raisonné et illustré" vol. 4 (Paris, 1905). [2] As suggested by a stamp on the reverse of the painting. Dètrimont was a dealer, restorer and framer; it is not known what role, if any, he played in the sale of this painting around 1875-1876.

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Gift of James Davis

about 1870–75


92 x 73.2 cm (36 1/4 x 28 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas