Le Bois de l'ermite [The Hermit's Woods]
16.5 cm x 23 cm (6 1/2 in. x 9 1/16 in.)
Le Monde des Arts Paris Imp. Houiste R. Mignon
(Paris, France, 1796 - 1875, Paris, France)
Medium and Support:
Cliché verre (with engraving point and tampon)
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, University Purchase, 1961
Introduced to the cliché verre technique in 1853, Corot exploited its potential throughout the remainder of his career, making over 66 cliché-verre prints, more than his production of etchings and lithographs combined. He experimented with softening the line by inserting an extra glass plate between the drawn plate and the light-sensitive paper or by flipping the plate over so that the sun’s rays were refracted through the additional layer.