In this painting we see the large studio in Paris that was Corot's workplace for the last 15 years of his life. The painting on the easel is a typical example of Corot's poetic landscape compositions of the 1860s.
Do you think this painting is simply a record of Corot's everyday world? Or perhaps an aging artist's attempt to leave to posterity a memory of himself through his place of work? Or is it symbolic of something else? What do you see that makes you say that?