Gathering Wood in the Forest of Fontainebleau

about 1850–60
Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812–1867)


54.6 x 65.4 cm (21 1/2 x 25 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View






Lower left: T H. Rousseau


Possibly with Samuel Putnam Avery (b. 1822 - d. 1904), New York [see note 1]. Possibly with Vose Galleries, Boston [see note 2]. Clara Bertram Kimball, Boston; by inheritance to her husband, David P. Kimball (d. 1923), Boston [see note 3]; 1923, bequest of Mrs. David P. Kimball to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 6, 1923) NOTES: [1] On the reverse of the painting, in pencil, is a number identified by Charles C. Cunningham as possibly the mark of Samuel Putnam Avery (b. 1822 - d. 1904), a New York art dealer. It is not known for certain whether his gallery is associated with this stock number, or whether it played a role in the importation and sale of this painting. [2] On the reverse of the painting is mark identified by Cunningham (as above, n. 1) as possibly coming from Vose Galleries, Boston, but this has not been verified. [3] David P. Kimball first lent this painting to the MFA in 1921.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. David P. Kimball