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Goatherd of Terni

c. 1871
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796–1875)
From the 1850s through the end of his life, Corot increasingly relied on memories of his travels, inventing a new genre of poetic painting, his “souvenirs” of special places. He made this work some forty-five years after his initial visit to Terni, a city north of Rome. It could illustrate the final lines of Virgil’s Eclogues: “Get home, my full-fed goats, get home—the Evening Star draws on.”...

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