19th Century European Art
We own one of the world's largest collections of Barbizon paintings by acclaimed European artists of the 19th Century. Barbizon artists created masterful works that were integral to the rapid transition from classic to modern art, and pioneered the way for Impressionism.
We hope that our expansive collection of works by renowned artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Jean-Francois Millet will inspire and promote understanding of Barbizon's rich art history even to those who are not yet familiar with this art period.
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) was one of the leading and most influential Barbizon artists. Corot made his first studies in the Forest of Fontainebleau as early as 1822 and returned there often throughout his life.
Jean-Francois Millet
Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) moved to Barbizon with his family following the Revolution of 1848 and all his life he painted peasant figures with blunt realism and quiet dignity.
Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña
Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña (1807-1876) was another entrepreneur of landscape paintings who spent much of his time in Barbizon.

Charles-François Daubigny
Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878) was among the most accomplished artists who joined Corot in the French countryside to study naturalistic art.
Stanislas Victor Edouard Lépine
Stanislas Victor Edouard Lépine (1835-1892) met Corot in 1859 and subsequently became his student the following year.
Léon Richet
Léon Richet (1847-1907) was born into a generation of painters during the height of the Barbizon.

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