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.
1796 - 1875
The Wagon ('Souvenir of Saintry')
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
46 x 55.9 cm
Presented by William Edward Brandt, Henry Augustus Brandt, Walter Augustus Brandt and Alice Mary Bleecker in memory of Rudolph Ernst Brandt, 1963
Location in Gallery