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Georges Moreau-Chaslon, Paris.
His sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris 6 February 1882, lot 24, as: 'Interieur de forêt'.
Jean-Louis Dussol de Cette, Paris.
His sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 17 March 1884, lot 30.
Julien Bessonneau, Angers.
His sale; Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 15 June 1954, lot 18.
with Wildenstein & Co, London.
Acquired from the above by Kyoichi Takado, Tokyo, 1970.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 2 May 2001, lot 112.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
J.-L. Le Hir, Journal des Amateurs d'Objets d'Art et de Curiosité, 2nd, XXVI, 1882, p. 71.
S. Preston, 'Primitives and Sophisticates', in The New York Times, 28 July 1957 (illustrated).
R. Fernier, La vie et l'oeuvre de Gustave Courbet, catalogue raisonné, Lausanne and Paris, 1977, vol. II, pp. 64-5, no. 647 (illustrated).
P. Courthion, L'Opera completa di Courbet, Milan, 1985, p. 109, no. 626 (illustrated).
P. Courthion, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Courbet, Paris, 1987, p. 108, no. 626 (illustrated).
East Hampton, N.Y., Guild Hall, Trees in Art, 18 July-13 August 1957, no. 12.
Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Courbet and the Modern Landscape, 21 February-14 May 2006, no. 26, as: 'The Shelder of the Deer'; this exhibition later travelled to Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, 18 June-10 September 2006 and Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, 15 October 2006-7 January 2007.