This picture, previously entitled 'Outskirts of a Village', probably depicts a scene from the artist's home town of Auvers-sur-Oise in France. Several other artists also worked in Auvers including Cézanne and Van Gogh who described the area in a letter to his brother as '... the real countryside, characteristic and picturesque'.

Daubigny often worked directly from nature in the open air, and the style of his later landscapes was influenced by his friend and fellow landscape painter Corot.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1817 - 1878
Full title
The Garden Wall
Date made
1860-78
Medium and support
Oil on oak (?)
Dimensions
18.7 x 35.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2624
Location in Gallery