River Scene with Ducks

The river depicted here is almost certainly the Oise, near Auvers in France. The boat in the right middle distance is 'Le Botin', a small ferry which Daubigny converted into a studio-boat in 1857. He used it for travelling up and down rivers such as the Oise and painted many river scenes from it, working directly from nature.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1817 - 1878
Full title
River Scene with Ducks
Date made
1859
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
20.4 x 40 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2622
Location in Gallery