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Artist Charles-François Daubigny (French, Barbizon, 1817–1878)
Title Morning (Matin)
Date 1863
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions Framed: 33 1/8 × 26 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (84.1 × 67.9 × 4.4 cm)
Support: 25 7/8 × 19 3/8 in. (65.7 × 49.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James and Marvelle Adams in honor of William Lowe Bryan, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 59.47

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About this Work

Daubigny painted Morning in the area around Barbizon, a village in the Fontainebleau forest, not far from Paris. Since the 1840s, Barbizon had hosted an artists’ colony; Daubigny was a regular visitor. The Barbizon artists advocated plein-air (outdoor) painting, and are generally considered the forerunners of the Impressionists. Daubigny’s rapid brushwork and depiction of light were indeed influential on this younger generation of artists, particularly on Claude Monet.

December 1959, Indiana University Art Museum purchase from M. R. Schweitzer, New York, NY with funds from James S. Adams (William Lowe Bryan Memorial)

1956–1959, with M.R. Schweitzer Gallery, New York, NY (stock. no. 2715)

April 19, 1956, Mac R. Schweitzer of Schweitzer Gallery purchase from Lillie M.G. Berwind's sale, "Fine Art Properties," O'Reilly's Plaza Art Galleries, New York, NY (no. 314). [1]

?–1956, Collection of Lillie M. Berwind, Radnor, PA [2]

unknown dates, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Berwind, Radnor, PA

unknown dates, with Hollender & Cremetti, London, England [3]


[1] As noted in Schweitzer Gallery inventory cards, ca. 1965-ca. 1975, 4.19.56, #2715, Getty Research Institute.

[2] Per Schweitzer Gallery inventory. Lillie Margaret Graham Berwind was the widow of Harry Augustus Berwind (1859–1932), Vice President of the Berwind White Coal Company and a member of the Philadelphia Arts Club.

[3] Dealer's name found on red wax seal attached to the painting's stretcher.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

September 20, 2018–March 17, 2019, "Americans Abroad: Landscape and Artistic Exchange, 1800–1920," Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China (cat. p. 110-111)

October 2001–January 2002, "The Roots of Impressionism," Western Art Gallery, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

January 28–March 29, 1992, "Corot to Monet: The Rise of Landscape Painting in France, 1830–1870," High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, November 3, 1991–January 5, 1992; IBM Gallery of Science & Art, New York, NY, July 30–September 28, 1991; The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, January 27-April 28, 1991

May 18–June 27, 1982, "Homage to James S. and Elizabeth G. Adams," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN (cat. p. 43)

October 27–November 13, 1976, "Selections from the James Adams Memorial Collection," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

1863, exhibited at the Paris Salon, Paris, France (as "Matin," cat. no. 12)

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"Morning | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2024.