French Orchard at Harvest Time (Le verger), Charles François Daubigny
Charles François Daubigny
French Orchard at Harvest Time (Le verger)
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Charles François Daubigny

French Orchard at Harvest Time (Le verger), 1876


Dimensions
168.0 x 300.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1444
Acquisition
Acquired in 1909, Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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About the Work

This orchard measures a monumental 168 by 300 centimetres. Daubigny was a member of the Barbizon School, a group of artists who met in the forest of Fontainebleau, far from the Parisian metropolis, to paint in the open air. On account of its scale alone, however, this depiction was executed in the studio. The choice of such an unusually large canvas is an indication of the high ambitions the artist was pursuing. ‘The Orchard’ thus entered into direct competition with history paintings. It was, moreover, the only work Daubigny exhibited at the Salon in 1876.

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French Orchard at Harvest Time (Le verger)
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Oil on canvas
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: Daubigny. 1876.

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© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1909, Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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11.02.2020