The work of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot profoundly influenced the course of 19th-century landscape painting and prepared the way for the impressionist revolution. This watery landscape is freshly observed and made outside directly from nature, a trend that Corot brought to new heights, and that the Impressionists would adopt and develop rigorously.

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796–1875). View of Rome: The Bridge and Castel Sant’Angelo with the Cupola of St. Peters, 1826–1827. Oil on paper mounted on canvas. Museum purchase, Archer M. Huntington Fund. 1935.2

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