Twilight: Landscape with tall trees and a female figure, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Twilight: Landscape with tall trees and a female figure, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Twilight: Landscape with tall trees and a female figure
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1795-1875)
about 1855-1860
France
Oil on panel
42 x 29 cm
Museum no. CAI.65
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

X-ray photography shows that the artist completely revised the composition. Underneath lies a scene with a bridge, a diagonal tree and a cottage. The severe cracking is the result of Corot painting over this scene before it had completely dried.