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Part of European Paintings
Gustave Courbet (French, Ornans 1819–1877 La Tour-de-Peilz)
Date: 1866Accession Number: 29.100.57
Date: ca. 1859Accession Number: 29.100.61
Date: 1857Accession Number: 33.77
Date: 1866Accession Number: 29.100.124
Date: 1865–66Accession Number: 29.100.63
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At the start of his career, Courbet provoked a series of scandals with politically and aesthetically inflammatory paintings of everyday life. This gallery focuses on two principal themes that subsequently occupied the artist in the late 1850s and 1860s: hunting, as dramatized in After the Hunt, and sensual female nudes ranging from the famous Woman with a Parrot to Woman in the Waves. Courbet remained a controversial figure, but not at the expense of popular and commercial success.
Additional paintings by Courbet are on view in Gallery 809 and Gallery 812.
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