Gustave Courbet / Deer in the Forest / 1868Gustave Courbet
Deer in the Forest

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Creator Name: Courbet, Gustave
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1819 - 1877
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Gustave Courbet
Title: Deer in the Forest
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1868
Creation End Date: 1868
Creation Date: 1868
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: oil on canvas
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.51-1/2 x W.38-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 14.76
Credit Line: Gift of James J. Hill

Gustave Courbet was an avowed realist, painting mainly nudes, portraits and landscapes. An enthusiastic sportsman, he began to specialize in forest and hunting scenes during the late 1850s. Deer in the Forest, displays the forthrightness typical of Courbet's mature style. It once belonged to James J. Hill, the Minnesota railroad magnate whose collection of European paintings forms the basis of the Institute's nineteenth-century holdings.

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AMICA ID: MIA_.14.76
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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