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Fisherman moored at a Bank

COROT, Jean-Baptiste Camille (1796 - 1875)

[image: 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.

This work is currently on display.

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