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Nymphes et faunes

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  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Nymphes et faunes
  • Description

    Bacchic scene in woodland, with, in the foreground, at left, a nymph dancing and a satyr playing tambourine; beyond, more dancing figures; a pond at right, and forest beyond; published in Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1873. c.1873

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1873 (c.)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 117 millimetres
    • Width: 142 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above image: 'Corot', and below, with name of engraver, name of printer, and title.
  • Curator's comments

    For an earlier impression, see 1875,0710.988.

  • Bibliography

    • IFF 9 bibliographic details
  • Location

    French Masters Portfolio

  • Subjects

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Gazette des Beaux Arts
  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Annotated in pencil on verso: 'Sale catalogue of Laurent-Richard, Hotel Drouot, April 7th 1873 lot 5'.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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