Landscape with a River
Charles François Daubigny (1817-1878)
Oil on panel
Width: 87.5 cm ( frame ); Height: 56.7 cm ( frame ); Depth: 8 cm ( frame ); Height: 28.7 cm ( panel ); Width: 59.1 cm ( panel );
Signed and dated, lower left & recto, Daubigny
Acquisition (source, method, date)
Seilern, Antoine (Count); bequest; 1978
About this work
Daubigny spent his career as a landscape painter, but after meeting Corot, he placed increased importance on working directly from nature.
Daubigny specialised in river views. In 1857 he acquired a studio boat, ‘Le Botin’, which he used to explore the rivers Seine, Marne and Oise near his home in Auvers. He moored in places where the landscape struck him as providing an ideal composition for a painting. The river depicted here is almost certainly the Oise.
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