Théodore Rousseau

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Théodore Rousseau
1812-1867
Landscape in the Forest of Fontainebleau
1861-1862
Pen and brown ink on machine made laid paper.
4 11/16 x 6 5/16 inches (120 x 160 mm)
Gift of Jill Newhouse in honor of Karen B. Cohen.
2005.121
Inscription: 

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

Provenance: 
Jill Newhouse, New York.
Bibliography: 

"The Figure and the Forest: 19th Century French Photographs and Drawings", exh. cat., organized by Jill Newhouse, Charles Isaacs Photographs, and Howard Greenberg Gallery, held at Kate Ganz, Ltd., New York, 2004, no. 38, repr.; Schulman (forthcoming supplement to Rousseau catalogue raisonne).

Notes: 

This delicate pen and ink study executed in the forest of Fontainebleau reflects Rousseau's commitment to plein air drawing, one of the basic principles of the Barbizon school. Rousseau first explored the forest at Fontainebleau at the beginning of his career in 1827-28 and returned to the subject often as in this late drawing.

Associated names: 

Newhouse, Jill, former owner.

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