JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Une Famille à Terracine.
Lithograph printed in reddish brown on light tan Chine appliqué, 1871. 261x405 mm; 10 3/8x16 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 50. Printed by Lemercier, Paris. Published by Alfred Robaut, Paris, with the blind stamp (Lugt 668g, lower center recto). From Douze Croquis et Dessins Originaux sur Papier Autographique de Corot. A superb impression of this extremely scarce lithograph.
Corot (1795-1875, see lots lots 10, 13-19 ) made only 15 different lithographs, all toward the end of his career, having fled war-torn Paris in 1870 and taken refuge in the country home of the lithographer Alfred Robaut (1830-1909) in Douai at the far northeast corner of France. His residency with Robaut would certainly have prompted his practice of lithography. The current lithograph is among the largest and most complex of the series (see also lot 13 and 14 ).
We have found only 5 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Delteil 29; Melot 29.