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ID number:  BIRBI-60.12
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Rousseau, Pierre-Étienne-Théodore (1812-1867)
Title / Object name:  Landscape in the Auvergne
Object type:  Painting
Culture:  French
Date made:  1830
Materials:  Oil on paper laid on canvas
Measurements:  33 x 42.2 cm unframed; 48 x 54.5 x 6 cm framed
Provenance:  Durand Ruel; Vente Cottier, Paris 1892 (lot 135); Claude Aubry, Paris; purchased by Hazlitt Gallery; purchased from the Hazlitt Gallery in November 1960 for £850.

Rousseau received an academic training, but began to paint landscapes directly from nature in the open air when he visited the mountains of the Auvergne in 1830. This scene has been identified as near Thiézac, Cantal. About 1846, the artist settled in the village of Barbizon near Fontainebleau, where he became a close friend of Millet and a leader of the Barbizon School of landscape painters.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Signed I.I.: TH.R.

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Théodore Rousseau', Hazlitt Gallery, London, UK, 1961, cat. no. 3; 'Théodore Rousseau', Louvre, Paris, France, 28 November 1967 - 12 February 1968, cat. no. 5; 'Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867), Landscapes in British Collections', Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 12 January 1982 - 21 February 1982, cat. no. 7; 'Theodore Rosseau', Hazlitt's Gallery, London, UK, 10 March 1982 - 08 April 1982; 'Romanticismo', Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy, 15 May 1993 - 30 September 1993, cat. no. 145.

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