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Title River Scene
Collection Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museums, Burnley
Artist Daubigny, Charles François (French landscapist, 1817-1878)
Date 1875 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Daubigny was one of the first landscape painters to take an interest in the changing and fleeting aspects of nature, depicting them with a light and rapid brushstroke. He also a pioneer of 'plein air' painting, using a boat as a mobile studio to travel along the Seine painting directly from nature. Daubigny also travelled throughout France as well as to Spain and England. Pre-dating Impressionism, Daubigny's landscapes represent a transitional moment between neoclassical approaches to landscape painting and the new naturalism that was to dominate from the second half of the nineteenth century. The artist painted this view of a pond with lily pads on its surface several times.
Current Accession Number PA/OIL 136
Inscription front ll 'C. Daubigny 75'
Subject landscape (river)
Measurements 37 x 76 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Purchased with funds from the Edward Stocks Massey Bequest.
Provenance Wilfred Dean.
Notes Label on reverse: 'From W. T. Murkleys Collection 26 May 1904', handwritten above typed 'A Landscape, Morning with River and Woody Shore, Dark Clouds and Bright Horizon. Signed and Dated. On panel 30.5§ by 15§ R&P 336.' A comparative work is Landscape with Ducks (1872, Robert Lehman Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).
Rights Owner Burnley Borough Council, Towneley Hall
Author Lisa Howard



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