Arts: The Way of the Lark

When at the age of 50 Jean Baptiste Camille Corot won the cross of the Legion of Honor, his father took one look at his elderly son's shabby attire and said to his wife: "I think we ought to give Camille a little more money." Corot had never sold a painting in his life, and though he had exhibited at the Salon, it was not until after his death that the range of his work became known. Last week the Art Institute of Chicago had on display the largest Corot exhibition ever shown...

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