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The Reaper with a Sickle

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Until 1887, Léon Meinard, Paris; January 28, 1887, Meinard sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 5, to Alfred Robaut (b. 1830 - d. 1909), Paris, for 350 fr [see note 1]. 1889, Paul-Arthur Chéramy, Paris [see note 2]. Philippe de Saint-Albin, Paris. By 1928 until at least 1936 (and probably through 1942 or later), Albert S. Henraux (b. 1881 - d. 1953), Paris [see note 3]. 1956, M. Knoedler and Co., New York (stock no. A6296); May 7, 1956, sold by Knoedler to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William A. Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993) NOTES: [1] According to Alfred Robaut, L'Oeuvre de Corot: Catalogue Raisonné et Illustré (Paris, 1905), cat. no. 380. [2] He lent it to the Exposition Centennale de l'Art Français (Paris, 1889), cat. no. 158 bis (as "Femme a la Serpe"). [3] He lent the painting to the "Exposition d'Oeuvres de Camille J. B. Corot, Figures et Paysages d'Italie," Paul Rosenberg, Paris, June 6 - July 7, 1928, cat. no. 18 and "Corot," Musée de L'Orangerie, Paris, 1936, cat. no. 33. Germain Bazin published the painting as being in the Henraux collection in 1942; see his "Corot" (1942), p. 116, cat. no. 51.

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Bequest of William A. Coolidge



35.3 x 27 cm (13 7/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas