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Inscription

lower left: Th. Rousseau

Provenance

M. Lefebvre, Roubaix; (his estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 4 May 1896, no. 43);[1] (M. Knoedler and Co., New York); sold 12 May 1896 to William A. Clark [1839-1925], New York;[2] bequest April 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April - 16 July 1978, unnumbered catalogue.
2011
A Passion for Nature: Landscape Painting from 19th Century France, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 15 October 2011 - 20 February 2012, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1915
Hoeber, Arthur. The Barbizon Painters. New York, 1915: repro. opposite 236, as Landscape at Picardie.
1925
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 180, no. 193.
1999
Schulman, Michel. Théodore Rousseau, 1812-1867. 2 vols. Paris, 1999: 2:308, no. 596, repro., as Plaine de Cély en Bière, forêt de Fontainebleau.
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