Historical Moment

In 1863, France was under the reign of Napoleon III, and Daubigny exhibited this painting in the Paris Salon. In that same year, the “Salon of the Refused” showed works by artists whose works had been refused by the Academy, including Manet, Pissarro, and Fantin-Latour. Daubigny sold this painting in 1867 to Monsieur Périer, the deputy mayor of Épernay, and the painting stayed in the same family until 2007.

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