Interrupted Reading  1870

by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

[i]Interrupted Reading[/i] is among the most compelling of Camille Corot’s late figure paintings. Corot almost never exhibited these studies of the human form, preferring instead to publicize the idyllic landscapes that were his specialty. To emphasize the private nature of [i]Interrupted Reading[/i], Corot enclosed his model within the protective environment of the artist...
36 5/16 x 25 5/8 in. (92.5 x 65.1 cm)
Oil on canvas mounted on board
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago