Charles François Daubigny (French, 1817-1878)
Oil on fabric, Framed: 80 x 141.5 x 7.5 cm (31 1/2 x 55 11/16 x 2 15/16 in.); Unframed: 54.2 x 116.2 cm (21 5/16 x 45 3/4 in.). Bequest of William G. Mather 1951.323
The town of Villerville on the Normandy coast appears just to the right of center in this expansive landscape by Daubigny, a pioneer of outdoor painting and a major influence on Claude Monet and the Impressionists. Daubigny introduced a new kind of natural landscape based on outdoor studies of light, water, and atmospheric conditions. Here, streaks of bright light along the horizon set off the dark masses of the rocky shore in the foreground.
Bequest of William G. Mather 1951.323
Paris, at Louis Martinet, Boulevard des Italiens. (January 1862), no cat.Cleveland, Kinney and Levan Building. Illustrated Catalogue of the Cleveland Art Loan Exposition under the Auspices of the Cleveland School of Art (1913), no. 42c, lent by William G. Mather.San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Toledo Museum of Art; cma; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts. Barbizon Revisited (1962-63), no. 25 (repr.).Oshkosh, Wisc., Paine Art Center and Arboretum; New York, Gallery of Modern Art. First American Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Charles François Daubigny (1964), no. 16 (repr.).Portland Museum of Art, ME (6/14/2012 - 9/2/2012): "The Draw of the Normandy Coast"
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