Description In his late career, Corot regularly painted "souvenirs" or memories of sites that he had visited earlier in his life. Around thirty (or one-fifth) of his exhibited works during the last twenty years of his life included the word "souvenir" in the title. Here, the artist represents the bridge and 12th-century church of this small village about seven miles from Fontainebleau. The silvery light is suggestive of the filtering of an image through memory.
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- Exposition de l'Oeuvre de Corot. École des beaux-arts, Paris, Paris. 1875.
- Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
- The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
- The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes from the Walters Art Museum. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis; The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. 2008-2009.
Provenance M. Painel [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase [from the artist]; M. Surville [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Knoedler and Co., New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, March 3, 1903, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left in brown: COROT
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903
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