Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878)

Charles-François Daubigny
Le Marais

signed in the plate, l.l.
titled l.c., plate
edition unknown
"no. 5977" inscribed, pencil, l.r.
5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (plate)
12 3/8 x 17 15/16 inches (paper)


Daubigny, with Corot, Rousseau and Millet, was one of the greatest painters of the Barbizon school. And, as with other French artists of the time, became just as famous for his etchings. He began his studies in Paris at the age of 19 and exhibited for the first time in 1838. His print ouvre consists of 150 works, an accomplishment unmatched by his colleagues. Even more interestingly, Daubigny was self-taught. He knew Courbet, Monet and Cezanne and is considered a major influence on the Impressionists.