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Overall: 55.4 x 45.7 cm (21 13/16 x 18 in.)
Framed: 84.1 x 74.3 cm (33 1/8 x 29 1/4 in.)

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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

Painter Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was ridiculed during much of his lifetime for painting in a naïve or primitive manner, but eventually, with the endorsement of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and other younger artists, was considered a self-taught genius. His best-known work depicts imaginary jungle scenes inspired by illustrated books and the botanical gardens in Paris, but he also painted smaller scenes of the city and its suburbs. His most famous painting is La Bohémienne endormie (1897).

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions
2019
The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for ImpressionismFondation Louis Vuitton
2017
Wild: Michael NicholsPhiladelphia Museum of Art
2015
Jane Kahan Gallery at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015Jane Kahan Gallery

Boy on the Rocks, 1895/1897

Oil on linen
21 13/16 × 18 in
55.4 × 45.7 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Washington

Overall: 55.4 x 45.7 cm (21 13/16 x 18 in.)
Framed: 84.1 x 74.3 cm (33 1/8 x 29 1/4 in.)

Medium
Image rights
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

Painter Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was ridiculed during much of his lifetime for painting in a naïve or primitive manner, but eventually, with the endorsement of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and other younger artists, was considered a self-taught genius. His best-known work depicts imaginary jungle scenes inspired by illustrated books and the botanical gardens in Paris, but he also painted smaller scenes of the city and its suburbs. His most famous painting is La Bohémienne endormie (1897).

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Henri Rousseau
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