COROT, Jean-Baptiste Camille
(b. 1796, Paris, d. 1875, Paris)
Paper mounted on canvas, 32 x 24 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
This self-portrait may be the one Corot reportedly painted at his parents' request before leaving for a study trip to Italy in 1825. His views of Italy, in which he strove to capture the effects of light, represent a capital phase in his own painting and in the evolution of landscape painting as a whole.