DAUBIGNY, French family of artists

Edmond-François Daubigny (1789-1843) was a pupil of Jean-Victor Bertin and painted historic landscapes and city scenes, such as the Fountain of the Innocents (1822; Musée Carnavalet, Paris). From 1819 to 1839 he exhibited at the Salon in Paris, showing views principally of Paris and Naples. He visited Italy in 1833. His brother Pierre Daubigny (1793-1858) studied under Louis-François Aubry (1767-1851) and was a miniature painter, exhibiting from 1822 to 1855 at the Salon in Paris. Pierre's wife, Amélie Daubigny (1793-1861), also a miniature painter, collaborated with him on many works. She was a pupil of Louis-François Aubry and Jean-Pierre Granger (1779-1840) and showed at the Salon from 1831 to 1844.

Edmond-François Daubigny's son Charles-François Daubigny, an admirer of 17th-century Dutch painting, became one of the most important landscape painters in mid-19th century France. He was associated with the Barbizon School and was an influence on the Impressionist painters. His son Karl Daubigny was a landscape painter who studied under his father and exhibited landscapes at the Salon in Paris from 1863.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.