Camille Corot

View at Narni

1827
Corot followed traditional academic training, which encouraged painting studies out-of-doors as preparation for more complex landscapes to be made in the studio. In September 1826 he visited the Umbrian town of Narni and made a sketch of the ruins of the Ponte Augusto, an ancient Roman bridge. The countryside of this studio painting retains the fresh atmospheric details and brilliant light of the study. This would be Corot’s debut submission to the Salon.
Title
View at Narni
Date
1827
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
68 x 94.6 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1939
Accession number
4526