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Landscape with a River

1860

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 );

Inscription
Signed and dated, lower left & recto, Daubigny 1860

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Seilern, Antoine (Count); bequest; 1978
P.1978.PG.85

About this work
Daubigny specialised in river views. In 1857, he acquired a small boat he used as a floating studio and explored the rivers around his home of Auvers, northwest of Paris. Daubigny moored in places where the landscape struck him as providing an ideal composition for a painting.

The horizontal format of this picture enables the artist to capture a vast expanse of sky and a sweeping view of a river, almost certainly the Oise, with wooded banks (Permanent collection label)



Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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