Village on the Seine near Vernon
Charles-François Daubigny (French, 1817-1878)
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From the conservative art establishment, to the Barbizon painters, to the young Impressionists whose work he championed in the 1860s, everyone loved Daubigny. His success was early and enduring. This fresh, expansive landscape gives us some idea why. Abbreviated brushwork and careful attention to the sky might suggest that the picture was painted in the open air, perhaps even aboard Daubigny’s studio boat (an innovation famously imitated by Monet), but for a landscape of such scale and ambition, Daubigny would surely have completed most of the work indoors at his Paris studio.


  • Artist Name: Charles-François Daubigny (French, 1817-1878)
  • Title: Village on the Seine near Vernon
  • Date: 1872
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 33-5/8 x 57-5/8 in. (85.4 x 146.4 cm.)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
  • Accession Number: M.1966.02.4.P
  • Copyright: © Norton Simon Art Foundation

Object Information

[M. Knoedler and Co., New York, sold 1899 to];
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.;
[E.V. Thaw and Co., New York; sold 1966 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

[on loan]

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966-05 to

[on loan]

  • Hunt Branch Library, Fullerton, 1966-09-20 to

[on loan]

  • Santa Fe, Museum of New Mexico, 1959-07-01 to 1959-08-13

[on loan]

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969-07-16 to 1974-11-26

A Selection of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Works from the Hunt Foods and Industries Museum of Art Collection

  • Irvine, University of California, 1967-03-07 to 1967-03-22
  • University of California, Davis, 1967-04-03 to 1967-04-28
  • University of California, Riverside, 1967-05-10 to 1967-05-30
  • San Diego, San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, 1967-07-07 to 1967-10-01

[on loan]

  • Fullerton Library, 1967-10-20 to 1969-04-27

Images of the Landscape, Barbizon and Impressionist Paintings from the Permanent Collection

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1987-07-02 to 1989-10-29

Three Centuries of French Art: Selections from The Norton Simon, Inc. Museum of Art and the Norton Simon Foundation_2

  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1974-10-19 to 1976-06-15

Selections from the Norton Simon, Inc. Museum of Art

  • Princeton University Art Museum, 1972-12-03 to 1974-07-17

Reinstallation of South Wing

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1993-10-07 to 1995-08-13
  • Steadman, David W., University: A Princeton Quarterly, p. 9
  • Bryant, L. M., What Pictures to see in America, 1915, fig. 112 pp. 188-189
  • Steadman, David W., Selections from the Norton Simon, Inc. Museum of Art, 1972, no. 20 p. 75
  • Hellebranth, Robert, Charles-François Daubigny, 1817-1878, 1976, no. 87 p. 34
  • Masterpieces from the Norton Simon Museum, 1989, p. 119
  • Brettell, Richard R. and Stephen F. Eisenman, Nineteenth-Century Art in the Norton Simon Museum, volume 1, 2006,
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 2010, cat. 304 p. 282
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