Charles François Daubigny would take the young. Hippolyte-Camille Delpy on his strolls when painting en-plein-air. The child saw Daubigny paint and admired his creations, and from that point on, his only aspiration was to become a painter. In Paris, Daubigny introduced his young pupil to Corot. It was a moment of intense emotion when Corot admitted the young Delpy into his studio.
In 1869, Delpy began to exhibit at the Salon. He travelled extensively throughout the provinces, visiting Corot in Ville d’Avray, and Daubigny in Auvers-sur-Oise. In 1874, he married Louise Berthe Cyboulle. The paintings he did during this period refect his happiness, and many of his works are flled with light and harmony. It was at this time that Delpy met Pissarro and Cézanne at Auvers. They had a great impact on his use of colour. Although he remained faithful to the technique of Daubigny, Delpy brought a more vigorous touch and a greater intensity of colour to his work.