Cows at a Watering Hole

Red chalk drawing with cows in landscape with water and trees

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. 

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