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Lower right: COROT; Lower left: Janvier 1826


Sold by the artist and, about 1872/1873, re-acquired for about 800 fr. [see note 1]; May 26-28, 1875, posthumous Corot sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 26, to Febvre (probably Alexis Joseph Febvre, Paris) for 750 fr. 1880, Aimé Diot (d. 1896), Paris; 1880, sold by Diot to Dr. Henry Clay Angell (b. 1829 - d. 1911), Boston; by inheritance to his widow, Martha Bartlett Angell (b. 1833 - d. 1919), Boston; gift of Martha B. Angell to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 20, 1919) NOTES: [1] According to Alfred Robaut, L'Oeuvre de Corot: Catalogue Raisonné et Illustré (Paris, 1905), vol. 2, cat. no. 89. Robaut does not specify from whom Corot re-acquired the painting at this time.

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The Henry C. and Martha B. Angell Collection



32.1 x 22.9 cm (12 5/8 x 9 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on paper, mounted on board