Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

(1796 - 1875)
Born in Paris on 17 July 1796, Corot was the son of a cloth merchant and a milliner. After an education at the Collège de Rouen and two abortive apprenticeships with drapers, he was given the financial freedom at the age of 26 to devote himself to painting. He first studied with the landscapist Achille Etna Michallon, and after his death with Jean-...
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