Théodore Rousseau

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Théodore Rousseau
1812-1867
The Près-Bois, Franche-Comté, with the Mountains of Doubs in the Background
1863
Pen and brown ink over graphite.
5 1/4 x 8 3/16 inches (133 x 208 mm)
Thaw Collection.
2017.227

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Estate stamp at lower left, "TH.R." (Lugt 2436).

Provenance: 
Estate of the artist; sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 27 April-2 May 1868, lot 226; Alfred Sensier, Paris; Émile Joseph-Rignault, Paris (Lugt 2218); Georges Aubry, Paris; private collection, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. John Rewald, New York, by 1953; Rewald sale, London, Sotheby's, 7 July 1960, lot 107 (as "Paysage avec champs lavourés); sale, New York, Christie's, 22 May 1996, lot 124, repr.; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 343, repr.
The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and Oil Sketches : Acquisitions since 1994. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 2002, no. 38.

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Watermark: none.

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Sensier, Alfred, 1815-1877, former owner.
Joseph-Rignault, Emile, former owner.
Aubry, Georges, former owner.
Rewald, John, 1912-1994, former owner.
Rewald, John, Mrs., former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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