Beach at Ebb Tide, Charles-François Daubigny, c. 1850 - c. 1878
Daubigny painted this beautiful seascape in Villerville-sur-Mer in Normandy. On an otherwise empty beach, a lone shell seeker walks along, with a basket on her back. Hague School painters greatly admired Daubigny. His broad brushstrokes and subtle colour nuances were ideally suited to depicting the Dutch landscape.