COROT, Jean-Baptiste Camille
(b. 1796, Paris, d. 1875, Paris)

The Cathedral of Chartres

Oil on canvas, 64 x 51 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In 1828 Corot returned to France from Italy and painted the Cathedral of Chartres in 1830.Its highly original framing and luminosity follow up his experiments in Italy. The artist reworked this painting in 1872.