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The Riverbank

Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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Corot was one of the most successful French landscape painters of the first half of the 19th century. Most of his life was spent working in three places – Barbizon, Paris and at the family property at Ville-d'Avray. He generally made sketches out of doors at Barbizon over the summer, and worked on his Salon paintings in Paris during the winter. Calm, serene and cheery by nature, he was fond of advising his pupils, 'If before nature God does not speak to you, it means that your hour has not yet come or that you have mistaken your way.

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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    40 x 60.1 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by William McInnes, 1944


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