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Frame by Frame

Corot’s calm call to love

By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / August 21, 2012
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A combination of confident presence and haunted vulnerability makes this painting by Camille Corot (1796-1875) one of the most lyrical examples of 19th-century art in America. It hangs — amid splendid company, including three Manets and a Monet — in the Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum.

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THE GREEK GIRL

By Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

At: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt. 802-985-3346, www.shelburnemuseum

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