'The Cow at the Watering Place', Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

Lanscape with cow and people by water and trees

The dealer who sold George Holt this late work by Corot for £650 in 1892 described it as ‘a perfect gem’ and predicted that ‘Mrs Holt and daughter will prize it very much if they don’t fall in love with it at first sight. The scene is full of tender poetry and it is in every way a connoisseur’s picture’. Holt was following a contemporary fashion for Corot among English and American collectors.

Artwork Details

Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Date: about 1870
Accession No: WAG 202