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Prints and Authors in the Time of Manet

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
French, 1796–1875

Horace’s Gardens (Les jardins d’Horace)

Glass print (cliché-verre), printed 1921
Museum purchase, 1951.339

Associated with the Barbizon school of landscape painting, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot’s interests developed increasingly toward the ‘poetic landscape.’ He preferred to paint at twilight, and his work is considered the least realistic of the Barbizon School. In his old age he was the revered ‘père Corot’ (father Corot) of the Parisian artistic community.