The Wagon ('Souvenir of Saintry')

Saintry, near Corbeil, is about twenty miles from Paris. While Corot was attending a family celebration there in May 1873 he painted a view which he then used as a reference for this 'souvenir' which he painted a year later. Corot's 'souvenirs' were reminiscences of particular places, sometimes based on sketches made on the spot, as in this example, or compositions invented in the studio.

Key facts

Artist dates
1796 - 1875
Full title
The Wagon ('Souvenir of Saintry')
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
46 x 55.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by William Edward Brandt, Henry Augustus Brandt, Walter Augustus Brandt and Alice Mary Bleecker in memory of Rudolph Ernst Brandt, 1963
Inventory number
Location in Gallery