View of St. Peter's, Rome
On View In:
Gallery 321
Artist:   Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot  
Title:   View of St. Peter's, Rome  
Date:   1826  
Medium:   Oil on paper mounted on canvas  
Dimensions:   9 5/8 x 16 5/8 in. (24.45 x 42.23 cm)  
Credit Line:   Bequest of Louis W. Hill, Jr.  
Location:   Gallery 321  

After a brief apprenticeship with Achille-Etna Michallon, Corot embarked on the first and longest of his three visits to Italy in November 1825. Working mostly in Rome and its environs, he adhered to the academic practice of sketching in oils constantly from the motif. He would return to Paris in the summer 1828 with several hundred oil studies and a fully mature style.

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

Object Description  
Classification:   Paintings  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , ,  
Accession #:   96.146.297  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts