This scene has been identified as a lake in Picardie, Northern France. In 1872 Daubigny travelled to Villerville, a coastal town near Trouville in Normandy, and would have painted this view during the trip.

He painted several variants of this composition including a painting dated 1873 now in Glasgow (Museum and Art Gallery).

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1817 - 1878
Full title
Alders
Date made
1872
Medium and support
Oil on mahogany (?)
Dimensions
33 x 57.1 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2623
Location in Gallery