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In the Forest of Fontainbleau

A work made of charcoal, with stumping and black pastel, heightened with touches of white chalk, on dark tan wove paper, laid down on tan wood pulp board.
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  • A work made of charcoal, with stumping and black pastel, heightened with touches of white chalk, on dark tan wove paper, laid down on tan wood pulp board.

Date:

c. 1850

Artist:

Théodore Rousseau
French, 1812-1867

About this artwork

The forest at Fontainebleau was a favorite subject of Barbizon artists, who were by its beauty and its proximity to Paris. Rousseau, a premier Barbizon painter, was attacked by critics in the 1830s and 1840s for his humble farm and forest scenes, which they considered to be “vulgar.” The two figures in this landscape may be Rousseau himself and the adopted daughter of George Sand; the two were engaged in 1845.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Théodore Rousseau

Title

In the Forest of Fontainbleau

Origin

France

Date

1835–1850

Medium

Charcoal, with stumping and black pastel, heightened with touches of white chalk, on dark tan wove paper, laid down on tan wood pulp board

Dimensions

285 × 424 mm

Credit Line

Harold Joachim Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1967.487

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