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Thomas Couture: Tzigane
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Thomas Couture

[French Academic Painter, 1815-1879]

• Relationships: Studied under Antoine-Jean Gros and Paul Delaroche.
Couture's many students included Maria Oakey Dewing, George P.A. Healy, William Morris Hunt, John Whetten Ehninger and Elizabeth Duveneck.
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Original works by Thomas Couture available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteThomas Couture at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Drummer Boy, 1857

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
A girl's head

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Little Bather, 1849

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
3 paintings

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Skip to the final page for several works on paper by Thomas Couture

Notable SiteThomas Couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMusee d'Art Roger-Quilliot, Clermont-Ferrand, France (mostly in French)  
Baudelaire et la présidente (Zoom)

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Commentary on Romans during the Decadence

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
Many works by Thomas Couture online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
Jules Michelet, historien
Le Baptême du Prince impérial
, 1856

Notable SiteThomas Couture at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
The Roman Decadence (replica)

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Dahesh Museum, New York City (Zoomable)
Portrait of a Man

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Cuirassier, 1856-58

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Portrait of the Artist

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
La Soif de L'Or, 1844

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France (in French)  

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, France (in French)  
.PDF document with a good reproduction of Damocles

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
Portrait de Madame Poullain-Dumesnil

Musee Magnin, Dijon, France

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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3 works by Thomas Couture online

The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas

The Wallace Collection, London, UK

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
A Realist, 1865

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

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:
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Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

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

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteThomas Couture in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteThomas Couture at CGFA  

Notable SiteThomas Couture at The Athenaeum  

Notable SiteThomas Couture in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteThomas Couture in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Boston College Fine Arts Department

California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Thomas Couture  
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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

La Tribune de l'Art (in French)  

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

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The Romans of the Decadence (detail)
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Damocles, 1866
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The Romans of the Decadence, 1847
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