A View of Naples - with Mount San Elmo and the City in the Background, 1828

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

1796 - Paris - 1875


A View of Naples - with Mount San Elmo and the City in the Background, 1828


Oil on panel
20,6 x 40,4 cm
Signed lower left: "Corot"


Our oil sketch dates from Corot's first Italian journey from 1825 to 1828 and can be considered as one of his early 'plein air' sketches.

LITERATURE:
Alfred Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, Paris 1905, vol. II, no. 189, ill. p. 65
Claire Lebeau & Martin Dieterle, Corot - La lumière des villes, Paris 1996, p. 22, ill. p. 22 (dated 1828)

EXHIBITIONS:
Stoppenbach & Delestre, London, French 19th and 20th Century Paintings, June 1984, no. 1
Napoli nella veduta europea dal Quattrocento all' Ottocento, Castel San Elmo, Naples, May 12 - July 29, 1990, cat. no. 65, p. 58

PROVENANCE:
Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris (1901)
Alfred Robaut, Paris
Private collection, Germany

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