THE FISHERMAN'S HUT
BY JEAN BAPTISTE CAMILLE COROT


THE FISHERMAN'S HUT
BY JEAN BAPTISTE CAMILLE COROT (1796-1875)
IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

Corot is generally classed with the Barbizon School of Painters because he was in the habit of sketching in the delightful locality in the Forest of Fontainebleau. In reality he belongs to no school, for the reason that he stands alone in modern French art.

His progress was slow, and recognition of his genius was long withheld; but in his later years he won a European reputation, and honours were showered upon him in his own country.

His mastery displays itself in a limited range of subjects and effects, but within his restricted field of labour he was supreme, and the power of his work is sufficiently indicated by his influence over the younger French artists, who venerated the master as much as the masterpieces which he produced.

Corot was a poet in paint. For him the landscape was "such stuff as dreams are made of," and he viewed it with a tender reverence which induced a profound and loving study of nature and found expression in delicate harmonies of colour and effect. It is recorded of him that on the morning of his death he dreamt, and was heard to whisper, "Dear God, how beautiful that is: the most lovely landscape I have ever seen."

Such was his attitude of mind towards his work - a combination of reverence and joy which gave him eyes to see and a mind to understand. He saw the lakes and rivers veiled in mists; he loved the glowing sunrise and the quiet beauties of evening; and while he saw these things with his physical sight, his mental eyes discerned the nymphs, the classical figures, or the men and women of his day, with which the scenes were peopled.

"The Fisherman's Hut" came into the possession of the nation in 1910, at the death of Mr. George Salting.

From the book "Famous Paintings" Volume 2 printed in 1913.

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Online book about Jean Baptiste- Camille Corot
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