The painter Jean Baptiste Corot (1796 - 1875)
came to La Rochelle in july 1851.
He stayed for 3 weeks and was accompagnied
by his painter friends Comairas et Brizard.
Corot's La Rochelle paintings are considered to be
among the most impressionistic in his oeuvre.
Corot was born and died in Paris
but he also lived in Ville d'Avray between Paris and Versailles.
His Ville d Avray home, located on the Etangs de Corot has been protected.
Nathalia Brodskaya from the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg is a Corot expert.
self portrait of Jeran Baptiste Corot around 1830
website about Jean Baptiste Corot
vue des remparts avec tour de la Taterne painted 1851
The painting is in Hartford
in the Yale University Art Gallery
more about the painting
Entrace of the harbour of La Rochelle painted 1851
former collection of Georges Renan
The painting now is in a pricate Collection
vue des remparts avec Tour de la Laterne painted around 1851
The Paining is in a private collection
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