Italian Landscape (Site d'Italie, Soleil Levant)  1839

by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Composed from memories and from drawings made during Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's travels in Italy, this view is probably a pendant to Landscape with Lake and Boatman, which was shown at the Paris Salon of 1839. First purchased by different collectors, scholars thought the canvases were lost for several decades, until they were offered to the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1984....
Courtesy of The Getty