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Village on a river, sunset: 1799

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Current Location: In storage


Village on a river, sunset


Painter: Daubigny, Charles François




History note: Humphrey Roberts, his sale, Christie's, 21-23 May 1906, (lot 134), bought Robson on behalf of Arthur W. Young

Measurements and weight

Height: 36 cm
Width: 55.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936) by Young, Arthur W.


Production date: AD 1864

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Daubigny
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1864
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: May 21 08
  • Location: Verso, on panel
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 134 134 (both numbers are in circles)
  • Location: Verso, on panel
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Type: Number
  • Text: II
  • Location: Verso, on panel
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Type: Number
  • Text: S 40 BJ
  • Location: Verso, on panel
  • Method of creation: Stencil
  • Type: Number
  • Text: No 1
  • Location: Verso, on panel
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Humphrey Roberts
  • Location: On frame
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: H. Roberts No 30 Dining Room
  • Location: On frame
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1799
Primary reference Number: 2584
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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