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Corot, Daubigny, Millet: Visions of France

August 5–November 27, 2016
European Art Galleries: Level 2, Gallery S202

During 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:
  • Charles-François Daubigny, The Large Sheep Pasture (Le grand prac à moutons), from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre (Quarante Clichés-Glace), 1862, published 1921. Cliché-verre. Gertrude Nunnemacher Schuchardt Collection, presented by William H. Schuchardt. M1924.36.​ ​Photographer by John R. Glembin.