Inspiring Impressionism (paperback)

National Galleries of Scotland
Lynne Ambrosini, Nienke Bakker, René Boitelle, Michael Clarke, Maite van Dijk, Frances Fowle
Page count:
176 printed pages
140 colour
Item Size:
24.5 x 26.5 cm

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This beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book on Impressionism accompanied the exhibition Inspiring Impressionism | Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh on display at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Charles François Daubigny (1817-1878) was one of the most important French landscape painters of the nineteenth century.

This book reassesses his work and examines his importance for the Impressionists, as well as Van Gogh. Daubigny helped to shape Impressionism through his working practice: routinely painting outdoors, often from his studio boat; exploring new subjects and unexpected viewpoints; and developing a radically ‘unfinished’ style and a brighter palette.


  • Lynne Ambrosini is Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of European Art at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati
  • Nienke Bakker is Curator of Paintings at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • René Boitelle is Senior Paintings Conservator a the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Michael Clarke former Director of the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, specialist in French art
  • Maite van Dijk is Curator of European Paintings at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Frances Fowle holds a joint post as Senior Curator of French Art at the Scottish National Gallery and Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh