Corot, Daubigny, Millet: Visions of France

Aug 5–Nov 27, 2016
European Art Galleries: Level 2, Gallery S202

Corot, Daubigny, Millet: Visions of FranceDuring the nineteenth century, French artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796–1875), Jean-François Millet (1814–1875), and Charles-François Daubigny (1817–1878) captured the spirit of the French countryside in their graphic work. Many experimented with the new technique of cliché-verre (glass negative) to do so, thus combining elements of printmaking and photography. In 1921, the Parisian art dealer and publisher Maurice Le Garrec put together in a publication forty-one of these innovative prints by leading practitioners. This exhibition displays the complete set of these lush, expressive images of nineteenth-century France.

Image credit: Charles-François Daubigny (French, 1817–1878) Maurice le Garrec (active 1921) From the collection of Eugène Cuvelier (1837–1900) The Large Sheep Pasture (Le grand parc à moutons), plate 25 of 40 from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre (Quarante Clichés-Glace), 1862, published 1921Cliché-verreGertrude Nunnemacher Schuchardt Collection, presented by William H. SchuchardtM1924.36​ ​Photographer credit: John R. Glembin