Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)
La Ronde Gauloise, 1857 (Robaut, 146; Delteil, 66; Melot, 66). Signed in reverse in the matrix l.r.. Cliché verre, 8 7/16 x 6 15/16 in. (21.5 x 17.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Fading, hinged to a paper support at four corners.
N.B. The original cliché verre (a method of creating an image onto a transparent surface such as glass that is then printed onto light sensitive paper in the manner of a photograph) was produced by Corot. Note that this print is laterally reversed and may have been made from a duplicate negative by Charles Desavary (French, 1837-1885) of a print by Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900).(1)
Melot, Michel, L'oeuvre gravé de Boudin, Corot, Daubigny, Dupré, Jongkind, Millet, Théodore Rousseau (Paris: Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1978), p. 265.
Mount is 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Inscribed in pencil on verso of mount: "Corot (c), La ronde gauloise, cliché verre original, Epreuve d'ancien tirage, Coll. L.R. Mayer (?), D66".
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