16 July 1796: Birthday of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter and etcher (d. 1875) (Source)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, circa 1850 – photo by Victor Laisné or Lainé (1830-1911) (Source)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (UK: /ˈkɒr/ KORR-oh,[1] US: /kəˈr, kɔːˈr/ kə-ROH, kor-OH,[2][3][4] French: [ʒɑ̃ batist kamij kɔʁo]; July 16, 1796[5] – February 22, 1875) was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism. (Source)

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