Provenance Research

Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867)
France
Woodland Scene, n.d.
Oil on panel
12 1/8 x 20 7/8 in. (30.8 x 53 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Strietmann, 1954.25

Signed lower left: "T. Rousseau"

Description:
A landscape with rocks, vegetation, and a single tree positioned in the foreground. A pond with a man in a boat occupies the central portion of the composition. The entire scene is set under luminous gray clouds.

Provenance:

    Théodore Rousseau, sold to
     
Before 1867:   Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston, by descent to
     
Until ca. April 1942:   Mariam Shaw Haughton, Boston, sold or consigned to
     
Ca. April 1942-?:   (Schneider-Gabriel Galleries, New York [1])
     
By at least 1954-1961:   Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Strietmann, Cincinnati, given with life interest to
     
1961-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] The painting's curatorial file holds a document prepared by Schneider-Gabriel Galleries that outlines the painting's history and the artist's life. It includes a notation concerning the early provenance of the painting, signed by Mariam Shaw Haughton and dated April 1942.

[2] The Strietmanns offered the painting to the Museum with life interest reserved in 1954. The painting came under the Museum's care in 1961. Strietmann probably acquired the painting directly from Schneider-Gabriel Galleries sometime after April 1942, and passed the informational packet (see fn. 1) on to the CAM, but no specific date of sale is recorded.

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