Young Shepherd among the Rocks (Forest of Fontainebleau)

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot - Young Shepherd among the Rocks (Forest of Fontainebleau)
Corot sought inspiration and topics throughout various parts of France. Morvano was one of the places he visited during the first half of the 19th century. There he painted Young Shepherd among the Rocks. The painting is an encounter of two basic approaches in the landscape: on the one hand, the landscape is from the world of pastoral scenes with the features of classicist and romantic painting, represented by the young shepherd, while on the other hand, a section of the landscape serves as an object of rather realistic depiction. The Barbizon School of painters in France further developed this perception of landscape.
measurements: height 52 cm
width 56 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 4778
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism

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