The National Museum of Western Art

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot [Paris, 1796 - Ville d'Avray, 1875]

Reminiscence of the Beach of Naples

Date1870-72
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)175 x 84
InscriptionsSigned lower left: COROT
Credit LinePurchased
Standard ref.Robaut 2428
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1970-0003
Reminiscence of the Beach of Naples

For painters of the nineteenth century, Italy was a place of inspiration. Camille Corot visited there three times to sketch en plein air. Although in Naples only briefly, it seems he was greatly impressed since, in later years, he produced several landscapes conjuring up the southern city. This one shows off Corot’s late style in the subtle, silver-gray touches sprinkled over the picture. Standing before this large-scale, characteristically tall canvas, we can almost feel the sea breeze blowing up through the trees. (Source: Gallery label, October 2016)

Provenance

Auc. Beauvais, Paris, c. 1876-78; Auc. Santenat, 1. 6. 1883; Auc. J. Fau, 4. 3. 1884; Auc. Lévy-Crémieu, 15. 5. 1886; Count Pecci Blunt (F. Blumenthal); Paul Rosenberg Gallery, New York; Galerie Nathan, Zürich

Exhibition History

1941
From Ingres to Picasso, Person Hall Art Gallery, Chapel Hill (North Carolina), 1941 - 1941, cat. no. 2
1946
Corot, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1946 - 1946, cat. no. 78
1947
Paintings by Corot, Paul Rosenberg Gallery, New York, 1947 - 1947, cat. no. 10
1951
Major French paintings, Paul Rosenberg Gallery, New York, 1951 - 1951, cat. no. 1
1956
Paintings by J. B. C. Corot, Paul Rosenberg Gallery, New York, 1956 - 1956, cat. no. 31
1960
Corot, paintings and graphic works, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1960 - 1960
1975
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Yamagata Museum, Yamagata, 1 November 1975 - 30 November 1975, cat. no. 13
1976
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Tottori Prefectural Museum, Tottori, 9 October 1976 - 7 November 1976, cat. no. 6
1978
European Landscape Painting, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 14 September 1978 - 26 October 1978, cat. no. 67, repr.
1978
European Landscape Painting, Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Kofu, 3 November 1978 - 15 January 1979, cat. no. 65
1984
Millet, Corot, Courbet, Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, 1 September 1984 - 10 October 1984, cat. no. 55, repr.
1986
Permanent exhibition, Ohara Museum of Art, 13 October 1986 - 31 March 1987
1989
The French Modern Painting, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Miyakonojo City Museum, 15 April 1989 - 14 May 1989, cat. no. 1, col. repr.
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Cultural Center of Kagawa Prefecture, Takamatsu, 28 April 1990 - 13 May 1990, cat. no. 1
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Cultural Center of Toyota City, 19 May 1990 - 3 June 1990, cat. no. 1
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum, 10 April 1990 - 23 April 1990, cat. no. 1
1995
Découverte de Barbizon, Hyogo Prefectual Museum of Art, 11 November 1995 - 23 December 1995, cat. no. 18, col. repr.
1996
The Crossing Visions: European and Modern Japanese Art from the Collections of The National Museum of Western Art & The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 20 July 1996 - 8 September 1996, cat. no. 2
1998
Claude Lorrain and the Ideal Landscape, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 15 September 1998 - 6 December 1998, cat. no. 124
2000
Tanka at the National Museum of Western Art: An Encounter between Poet and Art, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 25 July 2000 - 29 October 2000, cat. no. 28
2008
Corot: Souvenirs et variations, Musée Municipal de Kobe, 13 September 2008 - 7 December 2008, cat. no. 109
2008
Corot: Souvenirs et variations, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 14 June 2008 - 31 August 2008, cat. no. 109
2013
Monet, An Eye for Landscapes: Innovation in 19th Century French Landscape Paintings, Pola Museum of Art, 13 July 2013 - 24 November 2013, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 7 December 2013-9 March 2014, cat. no. 66, col. repr.
2017
[Traveling Exhibitions Presenting National Art Museum Collections, Fiscal 2017] Muse: Women before the Artists' Eyes: From the Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, 22 April 2017 - 2 July 2017, Akita Museum of Modern Art, 15 July-18 September, cat. no. 49

Bibliography

1965
Robaut, Alfred; Moreau-Nélaton, Étienne. L'œuvre de Corot, par Alfred Robaut, catalogue raisonné et illustré. tome 3, Paris, 1965, no. 2428, pl. 2428.
1971
Les cent chefs-d'œuvre du Musée National d'Art Occidental. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1971 (Japanese), no. 12, col. repr.
1972
Gazette des Beaux-Arts. ser. 6, tome 79, Feb. 1972, "Chronique des Arts", p. 155, no. 567, repr.
1972
Dr. Fritz Nathan und Dr. Peter Nathan, 1922-72. Zürich, 1972, no. 40, col. repr.
1972
Annual bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 5 (1970), 1972, Sasaki, Hideya. Souvenir des rivages napolitains de Corot. pp. 3-7, col. repr. p. 2. (in Japanese); Catalogue of the New Acquisition. pp. 46-47, no. P-380. repr.
1975
Les cent chefs-d'oeuvre du Musée National d'Art Occidental. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1975 (Japanese), no. 29, col. repr.
1978
Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1978 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 37, col. repr.
1979
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no.44, repr.
2006
Masterpieces of The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art; Tokyo, The Western Art Foundation, 2006 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 60, col. repr.
2009
Masterpieces of The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art; Tokyo, The Western Art Foundation, 2009, no. 60, col. repr.
2013
Masterpieces: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The Western Art Foundation, 2013 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 76, col. repr.

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