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Sunset on the Coast at Villerville
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Sunset on the Coast at Villerville

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Description Daubigny first visited Villerville in 1854 and returned each year thereafter. He built a lean-to hut for shelter and is known to have painted at least one of his large-scale paintings of the coast entirely on the spot. He wrote: I look at the sea, and it is so beautiful that I have no desire to go anywhere else. . . . I have seen sunsets that make those of [the French Baroque painter] Claude Lorrain seem very dull. In this sunset view, the range of colors in the sky, from pinks to lilacs to yellows, highlights Daubigny's ability as a colorist.
Date Description Narrative
Examinationexamined for loan
1/01/1900Examinationexamined for loan
7/23/1980Examinationexamined for condition
7/23/1980Treatmentstabilized; coated; loss compensation
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, February 4, 1864 [1]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 171.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Daubigny; [Date] Lower right: 1855
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, between 1878 and 1884

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1855, with later retouching by the artist
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 36 3/4 x W: 59 1/4 in. (93.4 x 150.5 cm); Framed H: 55 3/4 × W: 78 1/2 × D: 6 1/4 in. (141.61 × 199.39 × 15.88 cm)
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