Paris 1834 - 1917 Paris
Rights held by: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris
Upon leaving the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1856, Degas embarked on his first trip to Italy. He stayed for three years, living with family in Florence and Naples and making extended visits to Rome. He drew assiduously, and the landscape and Mediterranean light inspired him to paint around a dozen landscape oil sketches. Degas was an early collector of Camille Corot’s open-air sketches, confirming his appreciation of the tradition.
Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.
Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
21 × 28 cm
Created: Circa 1856 - 1859
This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions
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