About This Artwork

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
French, 1796-1875

View of Genoa, 1834

Oil on paper mounted on canvas
11 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. (29.5 x 41.7 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Gènes 1834

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.1017

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Corot, Daumier: Eight Loan Exhibition, October 16 – November 23, 1930, cat. 14 (ill.).

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Loan Exhibition of Figure and Landscape Paintings by J.B.C. Corot, November 12 – December 1, 1934, cat. 2 (ill.).

New York, Wildenstein & Co., The Serene World of Corot: An Exhibition in Aid of the Salvation Army War Fund, November 11 – December 12, 1942, cat. 17 (ill.).

Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, “Small Paintings by Corot,” November 6 – December 4, 1943.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Corot 1796-1875, May 11 – June 16, 1946, cat. 16 (ill.).

Art Gallery of Toronto, J. B. C. Corot 1796-1875, January – February 1950, cat. 9.

Dayton Art Institute, The City by the River and the Sea: Five Centuries of Skylines, Loan Exhibition, April 18 – June 3, 1951, cat. 17 (ill.).

Venice, XXVI Biennale, Room XXXI, “J. B. Camille Corot,” 1952, cat. 7.

Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, “Loan Exhibition of Paintings by J.B. C. Corot,” December 16, 1956 – January 17, 1957, cat. 9.

Art Institute of Chicago, Corot 1796-1875: An Exhibition of His Paintings and Graphic Works, October 6 – November 13, 1960, cat. 34.

San Diego, Timken Art Gallery, J.-B.-C. Corot: View of Volterra, May 8 – June 26, 1988, cat. 10 (ill.), traveled to Williamstown, Mass., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, July 15 – September 11, 1988.

Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Corot 1796-1875, February 27 – May 27, 1996, cat. 53 (ill.), traveled to Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, June 21- September 22, 1996 and New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 22, 1996 – January 19, 1997.

Genoa, Italy, Palazzo Ducale, Viaggio in Italia: Un corteo magico dal Cinquecento al Novecento, March 31 – July 29, 2001, cat. XI.13 (ill.).

Publication History

Alfred Robaut, L’Oeuvre de Corot: Catalogue raisonné et illustré, précédé de l’histoire de Corot et de ses oeuvres vol. 2 (Paris, 1905), no. 301 (ill.) (reprinted Paris 1965).

Julius Meier-Graefe, Corot, (Berlin, 1930), p. 46.

Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report, 1937, p. 46.

“Small Paintings by Corot” exhibition catalogue published in Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts Monthly Bulletin, 14 (November 1943), n. pag.

Germain Bazin, “Sotto gli occhi di Corot la natura si disponeva come in un quadro,” La Biennale di Venezia, 8 (April 1952), p. 4 (ill.).

Giulia Veronese “Corot,” Emporium 116 (July/August 1952), p. 13 (ill.).

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 85.

Jean Leymarie, Corot: Biographical and Critical Study, trans. by Stuart Gilbert (Cleveland, 1966), p. 50 (ill.).

John Maxon, The Art Institute of Chicago (New York, 1970), pp. 70 (ill.), 279.

Madeleine Hours, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (New York, 1972), pp. 86, 87 (ill.).

Max-Pol Fouchet, Corot (Paris, 1975), p. 80.

Jean Leymarie, Corot, trans. by Stuart Gilbert (New York, 1979), pp. 52 (ill.), 53.

John D. Morse, Old Master Paintings in North America: Over 3000 Masterpieces by 50 Great Artists (New York, 1979), p. 62.

Ennio Poleggi and Paolo Cevini, Genova (1981), p. 9, fig. 5.

Richard Shiff, Cézanne and the End of Impressionism: A Study of the Theory, Technique, and Critical Evaluation of Modern Art (Chicago, 1984), pp. 102-3; 104, fig. 17; 107; 112; 119.

Richard R. Brettell, French Salon Artists 1800-1900 (Chicago, 1987), pp. 24 (ill.), 25.

Jean Selz, La Vie et l’oeuvre de Camille Corot (Paris, 1988), pp. 78, 100 (ill.).

Fronia E. Wissman, “J.-B.-C. Corot: View of Volterra,” in Timken Art Gallery and Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, J.-B.-C. Corot: View of Volterra, exh. cat. (Timken Art Gallery/Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute/Putnam Foundation, 1988), n. pag., fig. 12.

Peter Galassi, Corot en Italie: La Peinture de plein air et la tradition classique, trans. by Jeanne Bouniort (Paris, 1991), pp. 213, pl. 268; 214.

Peter Galassi, Corot in Italy: Open-Air Painting and the Classical-Landscape Tradition (New Haven and London, 1991), pp. 213, pl. 268; 214.




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