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Title Landscape with Mill 2
Collection Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
Artist Attributed to Daubigny, Charles François (French landscapist, 1817-1878)
Date Earliest about 1827
Date Latest 1878
Description This painting is one of a pair. 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 was also a pioneer of 'plein air' painting, using a boat as a mobile studio so he could 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 neo-classical approaches to landscape painting and the new naturalism that was to dominate from the second half of the nineteenth century.
Current Accession Number 1943.926
Subject landscape
Measurements 15.0 x 25.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Oswald Garside R.I. 1943
Notes This painting is one of a pair, both in the Atkinson collection, the inventory number of the other work is 1943.927. See Marlais, Michael, Andrew, Valenciennes, Daubigny and the Origins of French Landscape Painting, exhibition catalogue, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Massachusetts, 2004. 'His painting is more anonymous. Rather than making a statement about some important location, it is as unpretentious as rural nature itself. The lack of finish was one of the most frequent points of contention in the critical reception of Daubigny's work. For him that sketchy technique made the canvas more like the studies done before the motif, closer to nature as the artist himself had experienced it.' His success as a landscape painter eventually earned him the position of Salon jury member in 1865, where he became an early supporter of Pissarro, Sisley and Degas. The artist's father and uncle were also painters of some reputation.
Rights Owner Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Sefton M.B.C. Leisure Services
Author Lisa Howard
 

 

 

 

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