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ID number:  BIRBI-60.13
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Rousseau, Pierre Étienne Théodore (1812-1867)
Title / Object name:  Oaks among Boulders
Object type:  Print
Place made:  Barbizon
Culture:  French
Date made:  1861
Materials:  Etching
Measurements:  plate: 134 x 210mm; paper: 300 x 400 mm; mount: 405 x 556 mm
Provenance:  Purchased from Craddock & Barnard, November 1960, for £4

This etching was made from Rousseau’s painting La Chene de Roches and published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Rousseau depicts the heart of the forest untouched by human intervention. Rousseau’s desire to represent nature in this print highlights the influence of the Dutch landscapists on his work. As seen in the intricacy of the twisted branches and roots of the trees, the artist sought to find the regional character of the landscape.

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Rousseau, Pierre-Étienne-Théodore
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