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Saturday 19 February 2022

Karl Daubigny’s etching, “Shoreline Thicket with Sailboats in the Distance”, 1879

Karl Daubigny (aka Karl Pierre Daubigny; Carl Charles Pierre Daubigny) (1846–1886)—son of Charles François Daubigny (1817–1878)

“Shoreline Thicket with Sailboats in the Distance” (descriptive title only), 1879, possibly the scene depicted is a view of the Seine before Honfleur as the subject of relates to an earlier etching of a similar subject and format by this artist, “The Seine Before Honfleur”, 1865 (see This exceptionally rare impression is possibly a proof before lettering with title and publication details.

Etching, roulette and drypoint on buff laid paper with small margins and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 14.6 x 22 cm; (plate) 10.8 x 17.9 cm; (image borderline) 10 x 17.2 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Karl Daubigny 1879”.

Not documented in the only (?) catalogue of Karl Daubigny’s prints (because of the date of execution of the print): Frédéric Henriet 1875, “C. [Charles-François] Daubigny et son Oeuvre Gravé”, Paris, A. Levy (see

Condition: a richly inked and almost faultless impression with small margins laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing larger margins. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this ultra rare etching by the son of one of the key figures of the Barbizon School, Charles François Daubigny—note that this etching was executed a year after Karl’s father died and shows clear stylistic connections to his father’s work—for AU$249 in total (currently US$178.83/EUR157.89/GBP131.58 at the time of posting 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 freely executed etching that exemplifies the newly found spirit of a freedom in printmaking arising from the Etching Revival—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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