dreamer-at-the-fountain. Camille Corot/ Love the title of this painting. I think that would have been me if I was born 150 years ago.
Girl reading. Charles Chaplin (French, 1825-1881). Oil on canvas. His early works, from 1848 to 1851, are characterized by a concern for realism which had been restored to fashion by the Second Republic: he painted the landscape of the Auvergne, showing a regionalism that is found also, for example, in works by Adolphe Leleux and Armand Leleux. Chaplin soon rejected this early manner in favour of a more supple and gracious style that ensured him fame as a portrait painter.