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Creator Name: Courbet, Gustave
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1819 - 1877
Creator Name-CRT: Gustave Courbet
Title: Dent du Midi
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1877
Creation End Date: 1877
Creation Date: 1877
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 151.1cm x 208.9cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1964.420
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund and various donors by exchange
Context: Courbet worked on this landscape while in exile in Switzerland. The view across Lake Geneva towards the Grammant mountains in France seems to echo the artist's longing for his native country. Intended to be shown at the Paris Universal Exposition of 1879, this last major painting by the artist was not finished when he died in 1877. The brownish area at the lower right has scarcely been worked on, but the clouds and snow-covered peaks have been finished in crisp white paint applied with a palette knife.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1964.420
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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