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Sunday 11 June 2023

Théophile Chauvel’s oil painting, “The Road to Arbonne, August 29, 1906”

Théophile Chauvel (aka Théophile Narcisse Chauvel) (1831–c1914)

“The Road to Arbonne, August 29, 1906” (or, as annotated verso on panel, “La Route d'Arbonne/ 29 Août 1906”), 1906, unsigned panel from a group of three panels purchased from a French dealer; see earlier listings (now sold):;

Interestingly, Théodore Rousseau (aka Étienne Pierre Théodore Rousseau) (1812–1867) painted, “Sunset near Arbonne” (c1860–65) close to where Chauvel executed this small oil sketch—an area that Asher Miller (2022) in the description of Rousseau’s painting held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art advises as being approximately “three miles” from the village of Barbizon at “the edge of Fontainebleau Forest” where “Romantic artists had long been attracted … [to its] rocky outcroppings, boulders, and strange, twisted trees” ( See also Gustave Greux’s (aka Gustave Marie Greux) (1838–1919) etching held by the British Museum after Rousseau’s painting:  

Oil on wood panel (not signed).

Size: 15.5 x 24.5 cm.

Hand inscribed ink annotation verso: (upper right corner) “La Route d'Arbonne/ 29 Août 1906”.

Condition: the painting is in an excellent condition. The edges of the panel on the back are chamfered and there are remnants of glue possibly from the panel having once been framed.

I am selling this small oil study on wood panel—clearly executed on location rather than in the studio—by one of the better known of the French printmakers of the 19th century, for AU$593 (currently US$396.36/EUR258.63/GBP315.69 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this small jewel of a painting, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This painting has been sold

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