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Italian Woman, or Woman with Yellow Sleeve (L'Italienne)

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille COROT , 1796 - 1875

Italian Woman, or Woman with Yellow Sleeve (L'Italienne)


Short title: Italian Woman
Date: about 1870
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 73 x 59 cm
Acquisition credit: Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government from the estate of Lucian Freud and allocated to the National Gallery, 2012

Best known as a landscape painter, in his final years Corot turned increasingly to depicting models in his studio. This half-length figure is among his most monumental. The artist has imbued his sitter with grandeur and the calm dignity of an Italian Renaissance noblewoman.

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Woman, model, italian, Renaissance, model, yellow, sleeve, dignity, studio

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