Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
(1796 - 1875)
Souvenir des Dunes de Scheveningue
Oil on canvas
14 7/8 x 18 3/8 inches
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Martin Dieterle and Claire Lebeau.
Goupil & Cie
William Buchanan, New York
Ralston Gallery (Buchanan Sale, New York, April 13, 1912, No. 33)
Emil Winter, Pennsylvania
J.H. Bialas (Emil Winter Sale, New York, January 15, 1942, Lot 441, $1700.00)
Anonymous (Parke Bernet, Los Angeles, April 8, 1973, Lot 160)
Max Schweitzer Gallery, New York, (Galliera Sale, March 4, 1975, No. 88)
Private collection, Switzerland
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City
, Paris, 1905, Vol. III, p.382-383. No. 2424. Illustrated.
Comments on this work:
Corot traveled to Holland in August and September of 1854 in the company of his close friend and artist Constant Dutilleux (1807 – 1865). Dutilleux meticulously recorded their trip in his diary and his entry for September 1st describes them sketching together on the beach at Scheveningen. Three of the sketches Corot made that day are recorded in Robaut (nos. 734, 735, and 736).
Journeys such as this were crucially important in shaping the art of Corot’s maturity. Increasingly during the 1860s and 1870s, he would revisit through his imagination places which had left an impression on him, synthesizing his memories into paintings like Souvenir des Dunes de Scheveningue, which he often titled souvenirs. While most of his souvenirs were of Italy; this particular piece was inspired by his trip in 1854 to Holland.