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Rousseau Theodore

Rousseau, Theodore (1812-G7), landscape painter, was born in Paris, and studied under excellent masters. He travelled for a year or two, and exhibited at the Salon in 1831. In 1835 he was rejected by the jury of that institution and was kept outside till 1849, the reason being that he was a romanticist and the jurymen were classical in their tastes. Rousseau was a fine painter, and was finally recognised as a master outside a narrow circle. He has had many followers and imitators. In 1852 he received the Legion of Honour.