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Fisherman moored at a Bank

COROT, Jean-Baptiste Camille (1796 - 1875)

Fisherman moored at a Bank

Date: c.1865-70

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 33.0 x 46.7 cm

Acquired: 1963; Bequest; Margaret Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2444

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

This elegiac composition of around 1865-70 is one of numerous scenes of fishermen in boats, frequently moored near a willow tree. The tiny intense red spot of the man's cap emphasises the sublety of Corot's tones. He described the gentle melancholy of such works: 'Let us sit down by this pond still as a looking-glass. Nature has a weary look. Poor flowers! They know that the sylphs of evening are going to refresh them with dew'. Margaret Davies purchased this painting in 1908.

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