4 June 2009
THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
This lot is offered without a reserve
Gustave Courbet (Ornans 1819-1877 Le Tour-de-Peilz)
Portrait of Mathilde Cuoq
signed 'G. Courbet.' (lower left)
oil on paper laid down on canvas
18¾ x 15¼ in. (47.6 x 38.7 cm.)
Painted in 1857.
M.E. Courbet, 1916.
with Bernheim-Jeune, Paris.
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R. Fernier, Courbet, 1819-1877, catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1977, I, pp. 138-9, no. 225.
Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Exposition Gustave Courbet, 18-31 July 1928.
The present work may be a study for the portrait of Madame Mathilde Cuoq (1827-1910) in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
We are grateful to Sarah Faunce and Jean-Jacques Fernier for confirming the authenticity of this work.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Please note there is additional provenance for this lot:
with MacConnal-Mason, London.
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