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The Waterfall  1910

by Henri Rousseau

Among the very last compositions Henri Rousseau painted, [i]The Waterfall[/i] is typical of the large-scale jungle scenes for which he gained renown in the 20th century. A self-taught artist who worked by day as a customs agent until the age of 49, Rousseau never set foot outside of France. Instead, he learned about the flora and fauna of far-away places through visits to ...
45 3/4 × 59 1/8 in. (116.2 × 150.2 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago