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The Florentine Duomo

A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1869–70

Artist:

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
French, 1796-1875

About this artwork

A prolific painter who also produced etchings and cliché-verre prints, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot visited the countryside of Florence many times in paint and in print. On an early trip to Italy in 1834, he painted a view of the Florentine cathedral dome from the terraces of the Boboli Gardens to the north of the city. This print features a similar—though simplified—version of the prospect, with the leftmost trees most prominent. An avid student of nature, Corot preceded the Impressionists in studying his subjects outdoors. This loosely drawn etching offers the immediacy and freshness seen throughout his many prints.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

Title

The Florentine Duomo

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1869–1870

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 23 × 15 cm (9 1/16 × 5 15/16 in.); Plate: 24 × 15.8 cm (9 1/2 × 6 1/4 in.); Sheet: 31.2 × 19.5 cm (12 5/16 × 7 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.2565

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