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.
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
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)
Signed lower left: "Daubigny"
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Healy Purchase Fund B and Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, by exchange
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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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.214_SL3.jpg)
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