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.
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- 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 ; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  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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