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Corot, Daubigny, Millet: Visions of France

Milwaukee Art Museum

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During the nineteenth century, French artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796–1875), Jean-François Millet (1814–1875), and Charles-François Daubigny (1817–1878) captured the spirit of the French countryside in their graphic work. Many experimented with the new technique of cliché-verre (glass negative) to do so, thus combining elements of printmaking and photography. In 1921, the Parisian art dealer and publisher Maurice Le Garrec put together in a publication forty-one of these innovative prints by leading practitioners. This exhibition displays the complete set of these lush, expressive images of 19th-century France.

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Cherry Tree at Plante-à-Biau, plate 39 of 40 from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre

Cherry Tree at Plante-à-Biau, plate 39 of 40 from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre (1862), Théodore Rousseau and Maurice le Garrec. Courtesy of Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo: John R. Glembin

Woman Emptying a Bucket, plate 38 of 40 from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre

Woman Emptying a Bucket, plate 38 of 40 from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre (1862), Jean-François Mille and Maurice le Garrec. Courtesy of Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo: John R. Glembin

Tiger at Bay, plate 36 of 40 from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre

Tiger at Bay, plate 36 of 40 from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre (1854), Eugène Delacroix. Courtesy of Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo: John R. Glembin

The Little Shepherd, 2nd Plate, plate 7 of 40 from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre

The Little Shepherd, 2nd Plate, plate 7 of 40 from the portfolio Forty Clichés Verre (1854), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Maurice le Garrec. Courtesy of Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo: John R. Glembin

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