Ville-d'Avray: Entrance to the Wood by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (60 cm) stretched canvas
46 x 60 cm stretched canvas featuring artwork Ville-d'Avray: Entrance to the Wood by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
Printed in finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate canvas at 400gsm using a 12 colour giclée, which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail. Stretched and covering a wooden frame, ready to hang.
The fresh colour and deftly observed play of light and shadow on the rutted track make this one of Corot's most attractive landscapes. The warm hues of the seated figure catch the eye, as do the flourishing branches of the central prominent tree. Corot was very familiar with the country around Ville-d'Avray, for his family lived in this small town to the west of Paris.
This painting was probably made just before Corot left for Italy in 1825. It was retouched around 1850. The composition and treatment of light may also reflect the artist's response to Constable's paintings, exhibited in Paris in the mid 1820s.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (July 16, 1796 – February 22, 1875) was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching.