Landscape of Olevano Romano
signed ‘C. Corot’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘Olevano – 1827’ (lower left)
738 x 1138 in. (19 x 29 cm)
Gift of the artist to his friend Théodore Scribe (1797-1873) (according to Alfred Robaut).
Jean Dieterle.
André Dunoyer de Segonzac (1884-1974).
with Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox Ltd., London.
A. Robaut, L’Œuvre de Corot. Catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1965, IV, p. 30, no. 2617.
Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, Nineteenth Century French Drawings, London, 1977, no. 14.
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Finely drawn in graphite, the present drawing depicts a location near Olevano, the small town east of Rome between Civitella and Subiaco. Between 1825 and 1827, Corot’s trips through the Roman countryside can be traced fairly easily. In the latter year, when he made this study of trees, the artist went twice to Olevano in April, then again during the Summer, at the end of July and early August (P. Galassi, Corot in Italy, New Haven and London, 1991, p. 133). A small, luminous oil representing La Serpentara, near Olevanoin a private collection, shows a similar rocky slope (op. cit., p. 141, fig. 168) – part of the ‘active dialogue between drawing and painting’ discussed by Peter Galassi (op. cit., p. 174).
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