The New Student's Reference Work/Daubigny, Charles François

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Daubigny, Charles François (frän-swä′  dō′ bḗn′ yḗ′), a French etcher and landscape-painter, was born in 1817.  He studied with his father, with Delaroche and with others, exhibited when only 21, but did not receive full recognition for 28 years.  He devoted himself to close and sympathetic study of nature, working much from a houseboat on the Seine, and painted landscape with originality, naturalness and fidelity.  He also became a vigorous etcher, frank in method and retaining the painter’s freedom.  The Pool of Gylien and the Rising Moon rank with his best pictures.  He died in 1878.