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Rue de la Romance

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SKU
WMET0137
Specialty: Giclee on Canvas, Mounted in Hand Crafted Frame by Friedman Brothers, with Hand Applied Classic Silver Finish
  • Canvas
  • Non-Customizable
  • 28"w x 40"h
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Image MFB6418CS
MFB6418CS
1.75″ x 1.75″
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Paris_Walk_39.15

Our Inspiration:The Banks of the Bièvre near Bicêtre

Henri Rousseau (le Douanier) (French, 1844–1910)
Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 18 in., ca. 1908–9
Gift of Marshall Field, 1939   39.15

Rousseau identified the subject of this painting in a handwritten note affixed to its stretcher, dated 1909, the year he consigned it for sale to the dealer Ambroise Vollard. The scene depicts the landscape around Bicêtre, a working-class community on the southern edge of Paris near the Bièvre river (now buried underground as it courses through the city). In Rousseau’s day, the waterway was heavily polluted. However, certain spots still offered picturesque views, as suggested by the figures in peasant dress on the tree-lined path at left and the glimpse of the 17th-century Aqueduc d’Arcueil in the background.

Paris_Walk_39.15

Our Inspiration:The Banks of the Bièvre near Bicêtre

Henri Rousseau (le Douanier) (French, 1844–1910)
Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 18 in., ca. 1908–9
Gift of Marshall Field, 1939   39.15

Rousseau identified the subject of this painting in a handwritten note affixed to its stretcher, dated 1909, the year he consigned it for sale to the dealer Ambroise Vollard. The scene depicts the landscape around Bicêtre, a working-class community on the southern edge of Paris near the Bièvre river (now buried underground as it courses through the city). In Rousseau’s day, the waterway was heavily polluted. However, certain spots still offered picturesque views, as suggested by the figures in peasant dress on the tree-lined path at left and the glimpse of the 17th-century Aqueduc d’Arcueil in the background.