PIERRE-ÉTIENNE-THÉODORE ROUSSEAU

Paris 1812-1867 Barbizon

La Ferme dans les Landes

Signed, lower right, Th Rousseau

Oil on canvas

25 ½ x 39 ⅜ inches

65 x 100 cm

Provenance

Jacques Félix Frédéric Hartmann (1822-1880), Munster and Paris, purchased directly from the artist in circa 1852-53, but not received until after the artist’s death (his sale: Paris, 18 rue de Courcelles, 7 May 1881, lot 16 (FF 73,000 to his wife, together with Millet’s Le Printemps, Paris Musée d’Orsay)

Madame Julie Hartmann, née Julie Aimée Sanson-Davillier (1826-1907), sold to

Galerie Brame, Paris, 24 December 1907 (inv. no. 2020), sold to

M. Alfred Baillehache (1870-1922), 6 May 1909

François, vicomte de Curel (1854-1928), Paris (his sale: Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 3 May 1918, lot 16)

Collection L. Tauber, Paris, thence by descent to

Monsieur Baveret, Paris, circa 1945

Private collection, Paris, by descent to

Private collection, Portugal

The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2009


Exhibitions

Paris, Salon, Exposition des Artistes Vivants, 1859, cat. no. 2637

Paris, Louvre, Exposition de tableaux, statues et objets d'art au profit du L'Oeuvre des orphelins d'Alsace-Lorraine, 1885, cat. no. 421 (as Forêt de Fontainebleau; la maison du garde)

Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Cent chefs-d’oeuvre des écoles françaises et étrangères, deuxième exposition, 1892, cat. no. 128 (lent by Madame Hartmann (as La maison du garde)

Fontainebleau, Palais de Fontainebleau, Peintres des forêts, 1938, cat. no. 39

Paris, Galerie Raphaël Gerard, Quelques oeuvres choisies du XIXe et XXe siècles, 17 March–1 April 1939, cat. no. 53 (as Dépendance de la ferme)

Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Exposição de pintura francesa de David a nuestros dias, July-August 1939, cat. no. 92 [also shown at: Montevideo, Salón Nacional de Bellas Artes, September 1939; Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, June-July 1940]

San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, The Painting of France since the French Revolution, December 1940-January 1941, cat. no. 95; Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of French Art Lent by Museums and Collectors of France, April-May, 1941, cat. no. 140; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Painting of France since the French Revolution, June-July 1941, cat. no. 119; Portland, Portland Art Museum, Masterpieces of French Painting from the French Revolution to the Present Day, Lent by the Museums and Collectors of France, September-October 1941, cat. no. 98; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, The Painting of France since the French Revolution, November 1941-January 1942, cat. no. 95 (second showing); Washington, D. C., National Gallery of Art, The Painting of France since the French Revolution (French Government Loan Exhibition), 2 March 1942-1946, uncatalogued


Literature

A. Sensier, Souvenirs sur Théodore Rousseau, Paris, 1872, pp. 145, 219, 221, 241-42, 281, 285-86, 289, 292-93, 306 and 368

A. Durand and A. Sensier, Études et croquis de Théodore Rousseau, Paris, 1876, cat. no. 20

J. Mollet, The Painters of Barbizon: Millet, Rousseau, Diaz, New York, 1890, pp. 80-81, 121

W. Gensel, Millet and Rousseau, Bielefeld, 1902, p. 74, fig. 6

P. Dorbec, Théodore Rousseau, Paris, 1910, pp. 83, 100, illustrated

P. Miquel, L’Ecole de la nature. Le paysage français au XIXè siècle, 1824-1874, Maurs-la-Jolie, 1975, vol. III, pp. 405-07

M. Schulman, Théodore Rousseau, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, 1997, pp. 183, 367, cat. no. 271, illustrated

G. M. Thomas, Art and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century France, Princeton, 2000, pp. 61, 109-10, 143, 145-47, 206, cat. no. 62, illustrated

S. Kelly, “The patronage of Frédéric Hartmann and the question of finish,” in The Burlington Magazine, vol. CXLII, no. 1170, 2000, pp. 549-60, illustrated

S. Kelly, “Ferme dans les Landes: A Rediscovered Painting by Theodore Rousseau” in The Burlington Magazine, vol. CXLIII, no. 1184, 2001, pp. 687-90, illustrated


Engravings

Charles Maurand for Le Monde Illustré, Paris, 10 September 1859, as Bornage de Barbizon (Forêt de Fontainebleau)


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