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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
French, 1796–1875

Memory of Tuscany (Souvenir de Toscane)

Etching, about 1845
Gift of Winthrop H. Perry, 1921.13b

As this print lacks the printed inscription found on published examples in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, it was probably printed as a test sometime around 1865. Like the earlier state shown next to it, this is a rare impression. Along with having the aforementioned inscription, published examples of this scene appear to be more heavily etched, creating richer areas of dark tones.