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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1796-1875

Study for Saint Sebastian

Medium: watercolor and graphite underdrawing on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
Dimensions: height: 25 cm, width: 13.9 cm.
Date: ca. 1867
Category: landscape
Subject: saint | plant
Inscriptions and Markings: "Corot", brown watercolor, lower left
Exhibition History: Awash with Color, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 2002; French Masterworks on Paper, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1992; Christian Imagery in French Nineteenth-century Art, 1789-1906, Shepherd Art Gallery, New York, 1980, no. 41, p. 158; Corot, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1965, no. 118, n.p.; From Ingres to Gauguin, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 1951, no. 38, p. 22; Corot, 1796-1875, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1946, no. 118, n.p
Bibliography: Baltimore Museum of Art. From Ingres to Gauguin: French Nineteenth-century Paintings Owned in Maryland. Baltimore:Baltimore Museum of Art. 1951.: p. 22. Walters Art Gallery. Catalogue of Paintings. Baltimore: Lord Baltimore. 1929.: p. 65. Gould, Cecil. Corot. London: Arts Council of Great Britain. 1965.: n.p.. Reymert, Martin and Robert Kashey, eds. Christian Imagery in French Nineteenth-century Art, 1789-1906. New York: Shepherd Art Gallery. 1980.: p. 158. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Corot, 1796-1875. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art. 1946.: p. 46.
Related Works: Saint Sebastian Succored by Holy Women, 1851-1873, purchased by Walters from a London dealer in 1883, Walters Art Museum (37.192)
Provenance: William T. Walters (1819-1894), Baltimore, March 2, 1884, by purchase [600 francs, George A. Lucas as agent].
Collection: The Walters Art Museum
Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1884
Object Number: WAM 37.1286