The Ferryman, ca. 1865
Camille Corot (French, 1796–1875)
Oil on canvas; 26 1/8 x 19 3/8 in. (66.4 x 49.2 cm)
Signed (lower right): COROT
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.811)
Like many of the landscapes Corot painted at the end of his career, The Ferryman exemplifies the timeless, idyllic quality that contemporary critics appreciated in his work.