Private collection, Argentina, ca. 1920-2001;Salander O’Reilly Gallery NY; Private collection, U.S.A.
“Gustave Courbet.” Salander O’Reilly Gallery NY, November 2003;
“Courbet and the Modern Landscape.” The Getty Museum, February–May 2006.
literatureEssay by Sarah Faunce, January 10, 2008. Catalogue Salander OReilly Gallery NY, November 2003.
more about Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
Gustave Courbet was born in Ornans and grew up in a prosperous family of landowners. He was very proud of his provincial heritage, which was influenced his controversial choice of subject matter, namely peasant life and the rural bourgeoisie. This was in stark contrast with the history painting that was considered by the Paris Salon to be the highest calling for an artist at the time. D . . .