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Marsh and Screen of Trees

A work made of black chalk on tan laid paper discolored to dark tan.
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  • A work made of black chalk on tan laid paper discolored to dark tan.




Charles François Daubigny
French, 1817-1878

About this artwork

This drawing probably depicts a landscape in Longpré-les-Corps-Saints, in the Somme region in the north of France. In a letter of 1871, Daubigny wrote that his visit to Longpré had produced a “treasure chest of paintings with ponds.” One of these paintings, The Marsh (1871), is in the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago (1894.1044).


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Charles François Daubigny


Marsh and Screen of Trees


France (Artist's nationality)

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Artist's working dates 1837–1878


Black chalk on tan laid paper discolored to dark tan


31.3 × 47.8 cm (12 3/8 × 18 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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