Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was a French artist who lived from 1796-1875. (French Impressionism began in 1860, so Corot was something of a trendsetter.)
Souvenir de Mortefontaine
L'atelier de Corot
Woman with a Pearl
Erinnerung an Marissel
We are so lucky to have the resources we do at our fingertips. For instance, the National Gallery of Art offers "Picturing France: 1830-1900," a study guide "organized by region, it provides a quick glance at the setting, history, and cultural life of Paris, the Île-de-France, the mountain areas of Franche-Comté and Auvergne, Normandy, Brittany, and Provence, in addition to a more in-depth examination of more than 50 works of art" for middle and upper grade students of art, history, social studies, and French language. Magnifique!