Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877)
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Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877)

Portrait de femme

Details
Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877)
Portrait de femme
signed 'G. Courbet.' (vertically, center right)
oil on canvas, unframed
16 ¼ x 12 7/8 in. (41.3 x 32.7 cm.)
Painted circa 1850.
Provenance
Hortense Eissler (1895-1983), Vienna, before December 1935, until at least July 1943.
Mme. Hauert, Paris, by 1952.
Roger Hauert, Paris, by 1969.
By descent to the present owner.
Literature
G. Riat, Gustave Courbet, peintre, Paris, 1906, p. 255, illustrated.
C. Léger, Courbet selon les caricatures et les images avec 190 reproductions en couleurs et en noir d'après Baudelaire, Daumier, André Gill, Paris, 1920, p. 69, no. 25412, illustrated with a cartoon.
C. Léger, Courbet, Paris, 1934, n.p., fig. 47, illustrated.
Les amis de Gustave Courbet Bulletin, Paris and Ornans, 1952, no. 12, p. 13.
R. Fernier, La vie et l'œuvre de Gustave Courbet, catalogue raisonné, Paris and Lausanne, 1977-1978, vol. 1, pp. 70-71, no. 117, illustrated.
Exhibited
(Possibly) Paris, Rond-point du pont de l'Alma, Exposition des œuvres de M. G. Courbet, 1867, no. 86, as Mlle. D. B.
Berlin, Galerie Wertheim, Ausstellung Gustave Courbet, 28 September-26 October 1930, no. 18, as Weiblicher Studienkopf.
Zürich, Kunsthaus Zürich, Gustave Courbet, 15 December 1935-31 March 1936, no. 38, as Frauenkopf.
Besançon, Musée des beaux-arts, Exposition Gustave Courbet, 1819-1877, 23 August-10 October 1952, p. 23, no. 20.
Rome, Villa Medici, Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), 28 October 1969-6 January 1970, no. 6, illustrated, as Testa di donna.

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