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Saturday 8 July 2023

Charles Daubigny’s etching, “Soleil Couchant”, 1859

Charles Daubigny (aka Charles François Daubigny) (1817–1878)

“Soleil Couchant” (Setting Sun), 1859, after Charles Daubigny’s painting exhibited in the Salon of 1859. The etching was initially published in Paris in the “Gazette des Beaux-Arts” on the 1st June, 1859, between pages 194 and 195, printed on chine collé with Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) as the printer. This impression was published in 1867 in “L’Album de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts” with Alfred Salmon (aka Adolphe Ardail; Salmon & Ardail; Alfred Fortuné Salmon) (fl.1863–1894) as the printer.

Etching printed in brown ink on buff coloured laid paper (“Arches” watermark).

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Daubigny. 1859./ GAZETTE DES BEAUX-ARTS”; (centre) “Soleil couchant/ (Salon de 1859.)”; (right) “IMP. A. SALMON”

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Melot D92 (Michel Melot 1978, “Graphic Art of the Pre-Impressionists”, New York, Harry N. Abrams, p, 279, cat. no. D 92); Delteil 92 (Loys Delteil 1925, “Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré [XIXe et XXe siècles], cat. no. 92).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Landscape with sparse trees lining river, figure with donkey, drinking at water, to right. 1859 Etching, printed in brown ink” (

Condition: a strong and near faultless impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this superb and luminous etching—note how the sunset sky seems to shimmer resulting from the pattern of negative spaces left between the horizontally laid lines and the foliage of the trees on the right seem to sparkle with the blurry effect of white and black dots representing leaves—for AU$269 (currently US$179.80/EUR162.68/GBP143.21 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this very beautiful etching executed by one of the luminaries of the Barbizon School that foreshadowed Impressionism, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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