Charles-François Daubigny (1817–1878)
Cows at a Watering Hole, c. 1863
Red chalk with stumping on cream wove paper
11 1/8 x 17 7/16 in. (28.3 x 44.3 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1991.2
Daubigny belonged to a group of artists who embraced the local environment as their primary subject. Here he explores the reflective surface of still water in the warm light of a rising or setting sun.