A Corot acquired by the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne

Camille Corot (1796-1875)
Ouchy near Lausanne, 1842
Oil on canvas - 29 x 48 cm
Lausanne, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Piasa

24/4/08 — Acquisition — Lausanne, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts — The Swiss museum purchased a painting by Camille Corot representing Ouchy near Lausanne (ill.) [1] for 140,000 € (without charges) on 28 March at the Hôtel Drouot at the auction of Maître Lucien Solanet’s collection.

The work is listed in the catalogue raisonné, a first for the artist, by Robaut and was published recently in Corot à Mantes [2]. It had been offered by the painter around 1840 to Madame Osmond and had remained among her heirs until its sale in 1982 when it had been acquired by the French auctioneer. Its mate, a View of Lausanne, is today held in a private Swiss collection. Both canvases were probably painted in about 1842 during one of Corot’s stays in Switzerland (his mother’s family was originally from there), on the shores of Lake Geneva, glimpsed at the right behind the roofs of the village.

Version française

Didier Rykner, lundi 28 avril 2008


[1] The name of the purchaser was revealed by the Gazette de l’Hôtel Drouot of 4/4/08.

[2] Rodolphe Walter, Corot à Mantes, n.s., 1997, n° XIX in the catalogue, p. 185-186.

imprimer Print this article

Previous article in News Items : Paintings recently acquired by the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

Next article in News Items : The Amis du Louvre donate a painting by Luca Cambiaso