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Print of figures and trees with city in the distance

The most prominent feature of this print is the grove of tall trees at foreground right. The highlights on their slim curving trunks create contrast to the dark undergrowth behind them, represented in busy, almost chaotic shading and hatching. The foreground of this image is much darker and denser than the background. There appear to be figures at the lower left corner, but it is difficult to tell for this reason. The sky above is light, with faint outlines of puffy clouds. In the distance we see outlines of buildings, one of which has a dome with a cross on top.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French (Paris 1796 - 1875 Ville d'Avray)
Souvenir d'Italie
Work Type
19th century
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Physical Descriptions

Etching and drypoint
image: 29.5 x 22.1 cm (11 5/8 x 8 11/16 in.)
plate: 32.1 x 24.3 cm (12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.)
sheet: 53.7 x 36.1 cm (21 1/8 x 14 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: attached to mat, printed dealer label with some text hand-written in brown ink: "Souvenir d'Italie" [brown ink] / original etching by Corot. [brown ink] / OBACH & COMPY. / Printsellers and Publishers, / Dealers in / PICTURES AND OTHER MODERN WORKS OF ART / 4306 [brown ink] / TEMPORARY PREMISES, / 24, HAYMARKET, LONDON, S.W. / 8 [brown ink]

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Standard Reference Number
D. 5

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, George R. Nutter Fund
Object Number
European and American Art

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Exhibition History

  • Romantic Prints: David to Courbet, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/01/1980 - 04/30/1980
  • The Age of Romanticism, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/15/1986 - 05/18/1986
  • 32Q: 2200 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/04/2020 - 01/24/2022

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