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Souvenir of the Environs of Lake Nemi  1865

by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Camille Corot returned to Paris in 1843 from the last of three trips to Italy, but the Italian countryside continued to dominate his art. While the Realists painted peasants and scenes of rural life, the elderly Corot preferred landscapes, with which he could convey a timeless, classical past. Although this picture represents a famous hillside lake in northern Italy, Corot...
98.4 × 134.3 cm (38 3/4 × 52 7/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago