L'Ane au pré (The Donkey in the Meadow)Artist(s)Charles François DaubignyArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1862Medium & Supportcliché-verre on paperDimensions
6 5/8 in x 8 in (16.83 cm x 20.32 cm);14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in (36.2 cm x 48.89 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseLabel copy
His desire to render transitory effects probably attracted Daubigny to the medium of "cliché-verre," which his friend Corot may have taught him. This technique, which enjoyed a brief popularity in the mid-19th century, straddled the processes of printmaking and photography. After covering a glass plate with an opaque mask, such as ink or lacquer the artist scratched his drawing into this ground, to produce what is essentially a glass negative. The plate was then placed on photosensitive paper, and exposed to a strong light source, usually the sun, to print the image.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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