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
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.
femme à la fontaine enjoyed an exceptional early provenance before
requisitioned during the Nazi period, and was recently restituted
Jewish heirs of its erstwhile owners.