Van Gogh’s Daubigny’s Garden Paintings
Charles-François Daubigny was a French landscape painter of the Barbizon school who created his paintings in open air, or en plein air, as did Claude Monet. He frequently painted river scenes and was known to frequently work at the mouth of the Seine in a village called Villerville-sur-Mer. Daubigny spent his final years in Auvers-sur-Oise and died there nearly twenty years before Van Gogh moved to Auvers. In letters to his brother, Theo, Van Gogh mentioned Daubigny and his paintings numerous times. He had a Daubigny print, The Dawn (Cock crossing), hanging on the wall of his little rented room in Montmartre. In a letter to Theo from January, 1874, …..