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A Courtyard on the rue de la Fontinelle, 1874-1878

Stanislas-Victor-Édouard Lépine

French, 1835-1892
Oil on canvas
17-1/2 x 12-1/2 in. (44.5 x 31.8 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
F.1967.1.P
© The Norton Simon Foundation

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Lépine's debt to the teachings of Corot is evident in this intimate view of a courtyard, with its soft atmosphere, delicate harmonies, and poetic mood. The serene and stately composition is framed by close, inward-leaning trees and overgrown foliage--also reminiscent of Corot.

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