March 30, 2014 14:00 EDT

The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art

 
  Lot 4
 

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JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT (FRENCH 1796-1875)
"GARDEN GATE"

Signed 'Corot' bottom left, with partial label verso, oil on canvas
13 x 18 1/4 in. (33 x 46.4cm)

Provenance: Forbes Collection, London, 1878.
Hollander & Cremetti, London, 1884.
Acquired from the above, 1890.
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, New York.
Acquired from the above, 1890.
Charles H. Senff, New York, New York.
"Important Paintings by Old & Modern Masters collected by the late Charles H. Senff." The Anderson Galleries, New York, New York, March 28 & 29, 1928, lot 65.
Acquired from the above auction.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
NOTE:
By the mid-19th century Corot firmly established himself as the leading figure of the Barbizon school of painting. Along with fellow artists Charles-Francois Daubigny, Narcisse Diaz de la Pena, Jules Dupre and Henri Joseph Harpignies, each represented in the Horst Collection, members of this group concentrated their efforts on painting the rich, wooded landscapes and forests of Fontainebleau and the surrounding regions of Bas-Breau, Ville-d'Avray and Jean-de-Paris - paysages often sparsely populated by a lone figure or peasants undertaking their daily tasks. Corot's intimate landscapes have been characterized as idyllic, even dreamlike, while still maintaining an adherence to a nearly monochromatic colour palette and a quiet restraint.

A photocopy of a letter of authenticity from Martin Dieterle, dating February 28, 2002, will accompany this lot.

Sold for $122,500
Estimated at $60,000 - $80,000


 

Signed 'Corot' bottom left, with partial label verso, oil on canvas
13 x 18 1/4 in. (33 x 46.4cm)

Provenance: Forbes Collection, London, 1878.
Hollander & Cremetti, London, 1884.
Acquired from the above, 1890.
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, New York.
Acquired from the above, 1890.
Charles H. Senff, New York, New York.
"Important Paintings by Old & Modern Masters collected by the late Charles H. Senff." The Anderson Galleries, New York, New York, March 28 & 29, 1928, lot 65.
Acquired from the above auction.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
NOTE:
By the mid-19th century Corot firmly established himself as the leading figure of the Barbizon school of painting. Along with fellow artists Charles-Francois Daubigny, Narcisse Diaz de la Pena, Jules Dupre and Henri Joseph Harpignies, each represented in the Horst Collection, members of this group concentrated their efforts on painting the rich, wooded landscapes and forests of Fontainebleau and the surrounding regions of Bas-Breau, Ville-d'Avray and Jean-de-Paris - paysages often sparsely populated by a lone figure or peasants undertaking their daily tasks. Corot's intimate landscapes have been characterized as idyllic, even dreamlike, while still maintaining an adherence to a nearly monochromatic colour palette and a quiet restraint.

A photocopy of a letter of authenticity from Martin Dieterle, dating February 28, 2002, will accompany this lot.

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