Provenance Research

Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867)
France
Autumn Day, ca. mid-1850s
Oil on panel
13 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (34.3 x 54.6 cm)
Gift of Emilie L. Heine in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Hauck, 1940.986

Signed lower left: "Th. Rousseau"

Description:
A pasture with cows grazing in the middle ground. A barn and trees are seen in the distance.

Alternate Titles:
In the Pasture [1]

Provenance:

Probably by 1940-1949:   Emilie L. Heine, Cincinnati, given with life interest to [2]
     
1949-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] A list of paintings included in the will of Emilie L. Heine, compiled around 1940, mentions a painting by Rousseau titled In the Pasture measuring 13 ½ x 21 ½ inches. The list of paintings received by the CAM from the estate of Emilie L. Heine in 1949 includes Autumn Day but not In the Pasture. There is no notation suggesting that this reflects a change in her collection or gift regarding these particular paintings. Since the works have the same dimensions and the scene depicted in Autumn Day is of cows in pasture, it seems likely that the different titles refer to the same painting.

[2] Emilie L. Heine, a collector with a penchant for the Barbizon school, began collecting art around 1912 and continued until the mid-1940s. The majority of the paintings were acquired for her Cincinnati home during the 1920s and 1930s, but specific dates of purchase for most are unknown. Heine gave this painting and numerous others to the CAM with life interest reserved in 1940. The Heine collection came to the CAM after her death in 1949.

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