As did Monet a few years later, Daubigny owned a small studio boat in which he travelled along the Oise and the Seine on the lookout for motifs. The pictures painted from the river often have a panoramic element. Daubigny liked to complete even large paintings out of doors; they thus make a more live impression than most of the works by the Barbizon painters. The Impressionists held him in high esteem as their precursor. He, in turn, as a member of the jury in the Salon, defended their works.