Landscape in the Roman Campagna
In this panoramic view of sky and earth, Daubigny explores the shifting patterns of light and shade that enliven the landscape as darkened clouds move across the sky. He further enhances the sensation of movement by cropping the cloud line, suggesting that the billowing masses glide beyond the picture plane and into the viewer’s space. Executed early in Daubigny’s career, this work, with its hard-edged contours and seamless surface, reveals the painter’s training in Neoclassical landscape. Later works by Daubigny on display in these galleries demonstrate his move toward the gestural handling of naturalistic landscape painting, and away from the idealization seen here.
- Artist: Charles-François Daubigny, French, 1817-1878
- Medium: Oil on paper mounted on canvas
- Place Made: Europe
- Dates: 1836
- Dimensions: 16 1/8 x 33 7/8 in. (41 x 86 cm) Frame: 21 x 40 in. (53.3 x 101.6 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "Daubigny"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 1991.214
- Credit Line: Healy Purchase Fund B and Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, by exchange
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Charles-François Daubigny (French, 1817-1878). Landscape in the Roman Campagna, 1836. Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 16 1/8 x 33 7/8 in. (41 x 86 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Healy Purchase Fund B and Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, by exchange, 1991.214
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)