The Boatman of Mortefontaine (c. 1865-70) by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

The Boatman of Mortefontaine - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - c. 1865-70

Artwork Information

TitleThe Boatman of Mortefontaine
ArtistJean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Datec. 1865-70
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions24 x 35 3/8 in. (60.9 x 89.8 cm)
Current LocationFrick Collection, New York

About The Boatman of Mortefontaine

The Boatman of Mortefontaine, created by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot in the years between 1865-70, is a prominent example of landscape realism. Corot was known for his expertise as a landscape painter during the 19th century, and this oil painting has become one of his masterpieces. The Barbizon School influenced his style, which drew inspiration directly from nature. Despite lacking formal training, Corot’s unique style allowed him to find inspiration in nature and create beautiful art pieces.

The painting depicts a serene scene near a tree-flanked lake with family members quietly enjoying themselves by an idyllic boat ride. This image shows how peaceful life can be when we’re surrounded by natural beauty. The Boatman Of Mortefontaine has been displayed at many museums and galleries worldwide; viewers marvel at its detail-oriented composition that highlights Corot’s devotion to nature as its primary source.

The Frick Collection houses this outstanding artwork on their premises in New York City. As part of their vast collection of art pieces around the world that exemplify historical European art in museums today, they have made it possible for admirers to purchase reproductions or merchandise online based upon these individual works’ availability requirements.

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