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Banks of the Oise River

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Banks of the Oise River

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Charles-François Daubigny
French, 1817–1878

Date

1875

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

1985.21

Dimensions

24 x 39 1/2 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 207

Description

During his later years, Charles-François Daubigny traveled the rivers of France in his boat, painting the countryside. Due to their importance as trade arteries and sites of leisure activity for city dwellers, rivers were popular subjects for French landscape painters in the 1800s.

Daubigny probably finished his paintings more extensively outdoors than did most artists of the time—making him a link between the Barbizon painters (among the first to paint outside) and the Impressionists of the next generation, who often worked entirely en plein air (in the open air) to capture fleeting effects of light and atmosphere.

Credit

Purchase with the bequest of Lenora Raines and general funds in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Forward Arts Foundation

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