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Scottish National Gallery exhibition

Daubigny creates an impression in new show

Monet - Nat Gallery show

A new exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery features the work of one of the impressionist movement’s most influential, yet largely overlooked figures.

The gallery’s main summer show Inspiring Impression: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh, is the first ever large-scale exhibition of the work of French painter Charles François Daubigny. It also features a replica of the boat on which he created some of his paintings.

This is the UK’s only showing of the exhibition, an unprecedented collaboration between the Galleries, the Van Gogh Museum and the Taft Museum in Cincinnati. It is expected to be Scotland’s most popular art exhibition of 2016. 

Daubigny was hugely influential on the Impressionists, in particular Claude Monet, while Van Gogh was another enthusiast of his work. Some of Dutch painter’s final paintings were of Daubigny’s home and garden, which are featured in this exhibition.

The exhibition brings together 95 works by all three artists, on loan from many of the greatest art collections in the world, including the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and many other American museums; from London the British Museum, the National Gallery and Tate; and the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Inspiring Impression: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh opens on 25 June and will run until 2 October. Tickets are £11 for adults and £9 for concessions.

Photo (by Terry Murden): The Seine at Lavacourt by Claude Monet, 1880


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