Coastal Landscape in Normandy (Villerville-sur-Mer), Charles François Daubigny
Charles François Daubigny
Coastal Landscape in Normandy (Villerville-sur-Mer)
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Charles François Daubigny

Coastal Landscape in Normandy (Villerville-sur-Mer), 1868

37.4 x 67.4 cm
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Inventory Number
Acquired in 2005 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
Not on display


About the Acquisition

The Frankfurt editor and executive director of Societäts Publishing House, Werner Wirthle (1908–2001), was a member of the Städel administration for twenty years. He began his art collection back in the 1920s and was particularly interested in modern sculpture. His collection of paintings reflects his close friendship with the painter Max Ackermann. Wirthle donated single works during his lifetime and bequeathed his entire collection and his heritable assets to the Städel.

Work Data

Basic Information

Coastal Landscape in Normandy (Villerville-sur-Mer)
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on panel

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 2005 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions


  • 25I22 prospect of village, silhouette of village
  • 46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat
  • 25H132 dune coast
  • 26A3 lower clouds

Research and Discussion


Object History
Johanna Wilhelmine Stern (1839-1927), Frankfurt am Main, nachgewiesen 1913 [Leihgeberin, Ausst. Frankfurter Kunstschätze. Eine Auswahl der schönsten und wertvollsten Gemälde des 19. Jahrhunderts aus Frankfurter Privatbesitz, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Nr. 17]
an ihren Sohn Paul Stern (1876-1939), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Paul Stern, 1939
verfolgungsbedingter Verkauf an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1941
Rückgabe an die Erben nach Paul Stern und Wiederankauf, 15. November 2005.


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