The Reader
On View In:
Gallery 354
Artist:   Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot  
Title:   The Reader  
Date:   1868  
Medium:   Oil on canvas  
Dimensions:   29 9/16 x 16 1/2 in. (75.09 x 41.91 cm) (canvas)  
Credit Line:   Bequest of Mrs. Egil Boeckmann  
Location:   Gallery 354  

This painting once belonged to James J. Hill (1838-1916), the Minnesota railroad magnate whose collection of European paintings forms the basis of the Institute's nineteenth-century holdings. Recent conservation of this picture was made possible by a generous contribution from Barbara and Joseph Ali, Mary Grahek and Mike Zimmerman through the Adopt-a-Painting program.

Name:   Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French, 1796 - 1875  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature LR in black: [COROT]  
Classification:   Paintings  
Physical Description:   Girl - full-length reading  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , ,  
Accession #:   67.31.2  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts