23 May 2017
Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867)
oil on paper laid down on panel
6 x 12 3/8 in. (15.2 x 31.4 cm.)
Painted circa 1829-1832.
Dr. Robert Ducroquet (1897-1972), Paris.
His estate sale; Christie's, London, 28 November 1972, lot 103.
with Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox Ltd., London.
Maj. Otto Wittmann, Jr. (1911-2001) Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Division, US Armed Forces, later Todelo and Los Angeles, acquired directly from the above, 20 June 1973.
By descent to the present owner.
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M. Schulman, Théodore Rousseau, catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint, Paris, 1999, p. 113, no. 88, illustrated (erroneously catalogued as monogrammed and as oil on panel).
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