L'Environs de Rome by Camille Corot

LEnvirons de Rome by Camille Corot

L'Environs de Rome

Camille Corot

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Title

L'Environs de Rome

 
Artist
Year
1866  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
12 7/16 x 9 1/4" platemark; 11-5/16 x 8-1/4" image size 
Signature
unsigned, as usual 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
titled in unidentified hand, lower left sheet edge 
Reference
Beraldi 6 (vol. 5, p. 50); Delteil 6 iii/iii; Sagot-Le Garrec 141; Robout 3128; Melot 6 iii/iii 
Paper
antique-white laid 
State
iii/iii 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
24085 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

Pre Impressionist, Barbizon artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot began his printmaking efforts as a lithographer in 1837 and in 1845 began to work with etching, creating 14 over a 20 year period. He did many of his plates "plein air", working on them on-site and printing them back in the studio. The lines are simple and direct. The image is one of four etchings he did in Italy. It has been suggested that Corot never meant to sell his etchings to the public and were given away to friends or published by art journals.

Between 1853 and 1874 Corot turned his attention to the photographic process "Cliché Verre" creating 65 images in the medium.

The plate for "L'Environs de Rome" was “bitten” by Félix Bracquemond; a second state was printed for 'La Société des Aquafortistes', no. 211, 4 (7) March 1866 with the title, number "211" and publisher Cadart's address in the margin.

This third state has the lettering removed and there is some retouching in the background and a few lines added to the hill and foliage. The location of the plate is unkown.

 

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