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  • Seashore at Villerville

    Artist:
    Daubigny, Charles-François. 1817-1878
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    85x149 cm

Daubigny, Charles-François. 1817-1878

Seashore at Villerville

France, 1875

Daubigny was perhaps one of the most important artists of the Barbizon School, which took its name from the village of Barbizon, not far from Paris. This excellent work dates from the artist's late period and unites many of his painterly achievements. Daubigny shows the small village of Villerville, on the Norman shore, on a grey, windy day, typical of northern France. In the background, to the right, is a group of trees with luxurious crowns, to the left, a low seashore overgrown with bushes, a herd of cows and peasant women walking; in the distance we see peasant cottages. The impression of depth and scale in the landscape is reinforced by the contrasting use of dark tones in the foreground and light tones in the distance.

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Seashore at Villerville

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oil

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85x149 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1918; transferred from the Anichkov Palace in Petrograd

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ГЭ-5694

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