with Durand-Ruel, Paris.
Louis Philippe Marie Alexandre Berthier, Prince of Wagram, Boissy-Saint-Léger, France, acquired from the above, 1908.
with Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, by 1913.
with Galerie Wildenstein, Paris.
Charles Engelhard (1917-1971).
By descent to the present owner.
‘His greatest contribution was the introduction into 19th century painting of nature’s lyricism: the smell of wet leaves, the mossy rocks in the forest…And snow, he painted snow like nobody else!’
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION
J. Meier-Grafe, Courbet, Munich, 1921, p. 95, illustrated.
G. Mack, Gustave Courbet, London. 1951, p. 216.
R. Fernier, La vie et l'oeuvre de Gustave Courbet catalogue raisonné, Lausanne and Paris, 1978, vol. II, p. 18, no. 548, illustrated, p. 19.
Paris, Rond Point de l'Alma, Exposition Courbet, 1867, no. 41, as Le départ pour la chasse.
Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Courbet, December 1917 - January 1918, no. 11.
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Primitive to Picasso, December 1967 - February 1968, fig. 34, p. 108, illustrated.
New York, Salander O'Reilly Galleries, Gustave Courbet, 6 January - 28 February 1998, and Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, 8 March - 24 May 1998, no. 8, illustrated p. 23, as Hunters in the Snow.