Landscape With Figures In Spring, Bonneville

Charles-François Daubigny

French, 1817 - 1878

Landscape with Figures in Spring, Bonneville, ca. 1878

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Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 22 3/4 × 36 1/8 in. (57.8 × 91.8 cm)
Framed: 31 1/16 × 45 1/8 in. (78.9 × 114.6 cm)

Gift of Frank G. and Dorothy E. Millard, 1992.2

The landscape painter Charles-François Daubigny is viewed as an important, if somewhat peripheral, member of the Barbizon group. While he occasionally visited the French town of Barbizon, located south of Paris, he spent most of his life away from his fellow artists. Nonetheless, he shared their deep commitment to nature and their passion for working out-of-doors as the most confirmed plein-air (outdoor) painter of his generation.Daubigny was fascinated by the shifting qualities of nature’s color and light and, above all, by the reflective properties of water and the fleeting atmospheric effects of dusk and dawn. He recorded these qualities with an ever freer and more rapid brush technique, and an increasingly brighter and more vivid palette. By the early 1870s, his art verged on Impressionism, though it never embraced the most revolutionary tenets of the new style.

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