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    Sale 7625

    19th Century European Art

    21 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867)

    Les vieux bouleaux au plateau de Bellecroix en forêt de Fontainebleau: Birch trees in Fontainebleau forest

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    Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867)
    Les vieux bouleaux au plateau de Bellecroix en forêt de Fontainebleau: Birch trees in Fontainebleau forest
    signed 'TH. Rousseau' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    16¾ x 25 in. (42.5 x 63.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1855.


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    Provenance

    with Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris.
    Anonymous sale, Drouot, Paris, 23 June 1899, lot 23.
    Anonymous sale, Drouot, Paris, 21 June 1961, lot 91.
    Private collection, Japan.


    Literature

    Moreau-Nélaton archives, musée du Louvre.
    Michel Schulman, Théodore Rousseau Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Paris, 1999, p. 285, no. 537.


    Exhibited

    Tokyo, Isetan Museum; Utsunomiya, Tochigi Museum of Art; Kumamoto, Museum of Art; Nara, Museum of Art, and Nagoya, Museum of Art, Millet, Corot, Courbet et l'Ecole de Barbizon, 1976-1977, no. 36.
    Okazaki City Museum; Kumamoto, Museum of Art, Jean-François Millet and the Barbizon School, 1993, no. 23.