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Souvenir de Senlis

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brandel, Konstanty, born 1880 - died 1970 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drypoint and etching

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist’s uncle, Witold Leitgeber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 223

Although he spent most of his adult life living in Paris, the painter and graphic artist Konstanty Brandel often visited his native Poland and continued to consider himself a Polish artist. His work may be described as Symbolist and has much in common with that of figures such as Odilon Redon and Gustave Doré, although Hieronymus Bosch, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Francisco de Goya have also been cited as possible influences.

Brandel’s imagery often includes architecture, particularly Gothic cathedrals. This image is a comparatively conventional detail of buttressing on the façade of one of the great French cathedrals, at Senlis. Often Brandel’s architectural images are fantastic interpretations, with exaggerated and highly improbable structures, scale and perspective.

Physical description

View of a fragment of flying buttresses of a gothic cathedral, with part of a tower with barley sugar columns.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1910 (made)


Brandel, Konstanty, born 1880 - died 1970 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Drypoint and etching

Marks and inscriptions

Signature in pencil on plate, between margin of ink and margin of plate on lower right.


Height: 7.9 cm plate, Width: 5.8 cm plate, Height: 36.3 cm sheet, Width: 27.9 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Konstanty Brandel: 'Souvenir de Senlis', etching/drypoint, France, 1910.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Konstanty Brandel Muzeum Narodow w Warszawie, Galeria Szfuki Wspolczesnej. Warsaw Listopad- grudzien 1977. Prints cat no. 27


Ink; Paper


Drypoint; Etching

Subjects depicted



Architecture; Christianity; Prints; Religion

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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