Gustave Courbet art links 


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Gustave Courbet: The Wounded Man, 1844-54
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Gustave Courbet

[French Realist Painter, 1819-1877]

• Relationships: Courbet's students included Henri Fantin-Latour.
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    Gustave Courbet Works Online    
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 N.B. For the sake of readability, we have organized external links into these different tabs: 
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteGustave Courbet at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Bather Sleeping by a Brook, 1845

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Still Life of Flowers, 1863
Reclining Woman, ca.1865-66
Landscape with a Dead Horse, 1850s

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Grotto of Sarrazine near Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
3 works online by Courbet

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Many works on paper online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Commentary on Self-Portrait, known as At the Easel

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Commentary on 7 paintings by Gustave Courbet

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
Many works by Gustave Courbet online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Meeting or Good Day, Monsieur Courbet, 1854

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Beach at Palavas, 1854

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Study for Girls on the banks of the Seine (Summer)

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
A total of 8 works displayed over 2 pages of search results

Notable SiteGustave Courbet at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  
4 works by Gustave Courbet online

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
The Wave

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Roe Deer in the Snow

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
The Source of the Loue, ca.1864

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Castle of Chillon, Evening

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Landscape with stag

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - Provenance Research
Woman Painted at Palavas, 1854

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
View at Ornans

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
The Wave

Chateau Musée, Boulogne-sur-mer, France (in French)  
Marée montante (Rising Tide)

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
See this page and also "Courbet in Montpelier"

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)

Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
Le bord de mer à Palavas, 1854

GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
La prison près du lac

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Coast Scene - Approaching Storm, ca.1867

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Portrait of H. J. van Wisselingh
Roe Deer at a Stream

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "C"

Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland (mostly in German)  

McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock, Scotland
Winter at Ornans

McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
Landscape at Ornans, 1874

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
The Stonebreaker

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Portrait of Clement Laurier

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
3 works online

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
Le Ruisseau du Puits Noir, ca.1865

Musée des Beaux Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France (in French)  
Les Paysans de Flagey

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles, France (in French)  
Le cerf

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Coucher de soleil, 1874

Museo d'Arte della Città di Ravenna, Italy
La prison pre du lac (Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France

National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Head of a Girl

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

National Museum of Art of Romania
Winter Landscape

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
5 works online

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Low Tide at Trouville, ca.1865

New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
Three Young Englishwomen by a Window, 1865

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Gorge in a Forest (The Black Well), ca.1865

Oskar Reinhart Collection, Switzerland
The Hammock, 1844

Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France (in French)  
L'Après-dînée à Ornans

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Tip: On the zoom-in page, use the slider bar to magnify the image)
9 works by Gustave Courbet online

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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The Wave, ca.1871

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Beach at Dieppe, 1865-70

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
La Vague (The Wave), 1870

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
La signora Adela Guerrero, danseuse espagnole
Les sources de la Loue

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
3 paintings online

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts
Preparation of the Dead Girl, ca.1850-55

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Ordrupgaard Collection, Charlottenlund, Denmark
The Ruse, 1866

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
View of the Mediterranean at Maguelonne, 1858

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
Self-Portrait, black chalk drawing

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Meeresstrand, 1865

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Schloß Chillon, 1873

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Woman with a Cat, 1864

Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut - Provenance Research  
Le Grand Pont, 1864

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Woman with a Parrot (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
The Wave (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
The Weir at the Mill (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Notable SiteGustave Courbet at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGustave Courbet at The Artchive  

Notable SiteGustave Courbet at The Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Courbet

Notable SiteGustave Courbet in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteGustave Courbet in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Gustave Courbet at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)
Works by Gustave Courbet to be found on pages 2 and 3 of this site

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Collection New York (a private collector who has put some of his or her collection online)
3 works online

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Philippe Gambette Web Site (in French)  
Photographs of several paintings, from the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Gustave Courbet  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
The Gust of Wind, ca.1865

"The Mysterious Journey of Courbet's Femme nue couchée"

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Qui est Gustave Courbet? (Who is Gustave Courbet?) (in French)  
Article in French with links to many paintings

The Art Story

The New York Observer
"In the Drawing Room At the Metropolitan, It's Courbet at 21", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"The 'Later' Courbet, Master of Land, Sea, In Stunning Exhibit", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Salander-O'Reilly Mounts Incredible Courbet Show", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"The Most Arrogant Man in France", 2007 book review by Peter Schjeldahl

The New Yorker
"Gustave Courbet retrospective at the Met", brief 2008 review by Peter Schjeldahl

Time Magazine
"An Abiding Passion for Reality", 1989 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Courbet: Painting as Politics", 1977 article by Robert Hughes

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
search inside

Courbet's Realism

look inside

Image of the People: Gustave Courbet and the 1848 Revolution

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Courbet (Art and Ideas)

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Masters of Art: Courbet


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The Oak of Flagey, called Vercingetorix
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The Stormy Sea Or, the Wave
The Stormy Sea Or, the Wave

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Self Portrait Or, the Man with a Pipe, circa 1846
Self Portrait (The Man with a Pipe)

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Sunset Over Lake Leman, 1874
Sunset Over Lake Leman, 1874

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Gustave Courbet: Still Life with Apples and a Pomegranate
Still Life with Apples and a Pomegranate

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