About this artwork

In his middle and later years, Corot often worked in the region of La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, situated east of Paris on the river Marne. The word ‘souvenir’, frequently found in the titles of Corot’s later works implies memory and reflection, and was a term that is also found in Romantic poetry of this period. Corot’s ‘souvenirs’ were poetic reminiscences, rather than realistic depictions of a particular landscape. These later works, with their consistent formula of low horizons, spreading trees and vast skies reflected in translucent pools, greatly appealed to British taste at the end of the nineteenth century.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Souvenir of the Environs of La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (Morning)
  • date created:
    About 1865 - 1870
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    45.80 x 60.50 cm (framed: 65.00 x 80.00 x 9.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Dr John Kirkhope 1920
  • accession number:
    NG 1448
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot