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Rousseau was the central figure of the so- called Barbizon School of painters, named for a village on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau, near Paris, where these artists often worked. United by a love for their native landscape, they determined to paint the world around them as they...

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Inscription

Lower left: Paris 185[...]Lower right: T H. Rousseau

Provenance

Possibly by 1879, Thomas Wigglesworth (b. 1814 - d. 1906 or 1907), Boston [see note 1]; by descent to his niece, Jane Norton (Mrs. Henry S.) Grew, Boston; 1917, gift of Mrs. Henry S. Grew to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917) NOTES: [1] According to notes in the MFA curatorial file, Wigglesworth may have lent this painting to the Boston Art Club in 1879.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Sturgis Grew

1859

Dimensions

53.3 x 74.6 cm (21 x 29 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1461

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

Collections

Europe

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