About This Artwork

Henri Rousseau, style of
French, 1844-1910

River and Park Landscape, 1885/90

Pen and black inks and lead white gouache, with graphite on tan wove paper, perimeter mounted on cream card
300 x 250 mm
Signed recto, lower left, in pen and black ink: "Henri Rousseau"

Gift of Mary and Leigh Block, 1972.101

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Musée du Louvre, "Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso," October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 70 (ill.).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, "Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago," February 10-April 10, 1977, p. 132, cat. 63 (ill.).

Publication History

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, 2 (Chicago, 1979), pp. 96–97, no. 5F5.

Ownership History

Estate of Wilhelm R. Valentiner (1880–1958), New York [Joachim 1979]. Sold by Paul Drey Gallery, New York, to the Art Institute, 1972.

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