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Charles-François Daubigny
French, 1817–1878

The Goatherd (La gardeuse de chèvres)

Glass print (cliché-verre), 1862
Gift of Ferdinand Roten, 1951.336

Charles Daubigny was one of the first French artists in the 19th century to work extensively with landscape themes in etching. He generally had greater public success with his prints in the early 1840s than with his oil paintings. He was particularly attracted to etching and cliché-verre because of their spontaneity and tonal immediacy.