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Woman with a Pink Shawl

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Stamped, lower left: VENTE / COROT


May 26-28, 1875, posthumous Corot sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 474, to Vérane [see note 1]. With Alexis-Eugène Detrimont (b. 1825), Paris [see note 2]. 1888, Aimé Diot (d. 1896), Paris; 1888, sold by Diot to Henry Clay Angell (b. 1829 - d. 1911), Boston [see note 3]; by inheritance to his widow, Martha Bartlett Angell (b. 1833 - d. 1919), Boston; 1919, gift of Mrs. Henry Clay Angell to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 20, 1919) 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. 3 (1905), no. 1580. [2] As suggested by a stamp on the reverse of the painting. Detrimont was a dealer, restorer and framer; it is not known what role, if any, he played in the sale of this painting. [3] According to Henry Clay Angell (written statement, 1909; in MFA curatorial file).

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The Henry C. and Martha B. Angell Collection

about 1865–70


Overall: 66.7 x 55.2 cm (26 1/4 x 21 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas