Painting by Corot Purchased by Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) - "Jeune Femme a la Fontaine" - Oil on canvas. 65 by 42cm. Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 GBP. Sold for: £1,609,250 - Photo: Sotheby's.

LONDON.- At Sotheby’s in
London, in the sale of 19th
Century European Paintings, one of the finest figure paintings by
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot ever to have appeared on the market
was
purchased by the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva for
£1,609,250 / CHF
2,740,717, exceeding its pre-sale high estimate of £1.2 million.
Jeune
femme à la fontaine enjoyed an exceptional early provenance before
it was
requisitioned during the Nazi period, and was recently restituted
to the
Jewish heirs of its erstwhile owners.