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Girl with Mandolin

Artist
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French, 1796–1875
Date
1860–65
Material
Oil on canvas
Depicts
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 206
Dimensions
20 1/4 x 15 7/8 in. (51.4 x 40.3 cm)
framed: 27 1/4 x 23 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (69.2 x 59.4 x 7 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
3:1939
NOTES
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was nearly seventy years old and at the height of his considerable fame as a landscape artist, when he painted Girl with Mandolin. Corot employed models and directed them to strike contemplative attitudes, often holding an instrument or a book. Posing in the theatrical space of the studio, this young woman wears an Italian peasant costume and idly plucks the mandolin strings.
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