Charles-Francois Daubigny (Classic Reprint)

Charles-Francois Daubigny (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from Charles-Francois Daubigny Nature, and she alone, should be his guide. He wished to spend all his time with her, and set ting up his easel under the Open sky, exploring by-paths and glens, riversides, woods, and mea do ws, to paint all that charmed him. But, marry ing about this time, family cares and necessities engrossed much of his attention, and he was obliged to redouble his energies in order to cope with them. A less strong character would have sunk under duties that only added force to a nature so well tempered as his. Rarely a volume passed from the principal publishers of Paris that did not contain illustrations from his hand. He worked steadily both day and evening, often burning the midnight Oil, and when the week's work was done he would start Off in the night with his friend Geffroy Dechaume, so that all the next day might be spent amid the delights of the Open country. He went generally by preference toward Val mondois, Auvers, or isle-adam, on the banks of the Oise, some twenty miles or more north of Paris. It was at the first village that he spent the early years of his life, in charge of the good Mere Balot, his old nurse, and he always retained a deep affection for the vicinity. He immortalized Mere Bazot's cottage in one of his first etchings, The Village Wedding, where it appears among some trees to the right, and again in one Of his last Salon pictures, in 1874, painted when the good old woman had long since passed away, and the master him self was nearing the end of his journey. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Robert J Wickenden
Hardback | 24 pages
152 x 229 x 6mm | 191g
Publication date
08 Feb 2019
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