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Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878)

The Satyr

Île-de-France, Paris, 1850

Etching

260 x 200 mm

 

A satyr appears in a landscape that may have been inspired by the forest at Fontainebleu. As an artist renowned for a commitment to the faithful reproduction of nature, the presence of the satyr is uncharacteristic. Early in his career, Daubigny restored paintings at the Louvre and spent a brief period under the tutelage of academician Paul Delaroche. It was through etching that Daubigny first found artistic and financial success.

Purchased 1966 (No. 66.2)

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