Daubigny, Charles Francois (1817-1878), a French landscape painter and etcher, born at Paris. He studied under his father, who was a painter, and others, and first began to exhibit in the Salon of 1838. His great characteristic was his faithfulness to nature, and many of his studies were made from a house-boat on the Seine. He was of great merit as an etcher, and was an extensive illustrator of books. Among his principal works are the Pool of Gylien, Springtime, Windmills at Dordrecht, and The Rising Moon.