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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1796-1875
Souvenir of Italy
Etching, 1865
S. J. Ferris Collection
Gift of Mrs. J. L. G. Ferris, 1932

French landscape prints of the 1860s influenced American artists who revived the etching process during the 1880s. Ferris received this early Corot proof as a gift from Frederick Keppel, a New York art dealer who actively promoted the market for etchings.

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