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Artist at his Easel

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French (Ornans, France 1819 - 1877 La Tour-de-Peilzy, near Vevey, Switzerland)
Artist at his Easel, 1847-1848(?)
Drawing
French
,
19th century
Black chalk with traces of charcoal on cream antique laid paper; graphite outline on palette and lower edge of coat lapels (later addition?)
55.4 x 33.5 cm (21 13/16 x 13 3/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.787
Provenance
Juliette Courbet, sister of the artist; (Felix?) Gérard; Claude Roger-Marx, Paris; acquired from him through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, September 1938 (Fr 82,500 for cat. nos. 10 and 11); his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Bibliography
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Georges Riat, Gustave Courbet, peintre, Henri Floury (Paris, 1906), pp. 44, repro., 133, 386

Andre Fontainas, Courbet, F. Alcan (Paris, 1921), p. 85

Charles Léger, Courbet, Les Editions G. Crès & and Cie. (Paris, France, 1929), p. 129

Pierre Courthion, Courbet, Librairie Floury (Paris, 1931)

Regina Shoolman and Charles E. Slatkin, Six Centuries of French Master Drawings in America, Oxford University Press (NY) and Oxford University Press (UK) (New York, NY, 1950), p. 166, pl. 94

Marie-Thérèse Lemoyne de Forges, "Autoportraits de Courbet.", La Revue du Louvre (Paris, 1972), 22, no. 6, p. 455, fig. 5

Marie-Thérèse Lemoyne de Forges, Suzy Delbourgo and Lola Faillant, Autoportraits de Courbet., Editions des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 1973), no. 42, repro.

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Michael Fried, "Painter into Painting: On Courbet's 'After Dinner at Ornans' and 'Stonebreakers'", Critical Inquiry, The University of Chicago Press (Chicago, Summer 1982), 8, p. 631, fig. 7

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Deanna Petherbridge, The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2010), p. 137, pl. 86

Heather McPherson, "The Artist in His Studio: Dress, Milieu and Masculine Identity", Interior Portraiture and Masculine Identity in France, 1789-1914, ed. Temma Balducci and Heather Belnap Jensen, Ashgate Publishing Company (Burlington, VT, 2011), pp. 83-99, pp. 85, 87, repr. p. 86 as fig. 5.1 (listed p. ix as fig. 5.1)

Exhibition History
Salon de 1849, Palais des Tuileries, Paris, 06/15/1849 - 12/31/1849, 450
Exhibition et vente de 40 tableaux et 4 dessins de l'oeuvre de M. Gustave Courbet, Pavillon du Réalisme, Paris, 07/28/2014 - 07/28/2014, 41
Exposition des oeuvres de M. G. Courbet, Rond-Point du Pont de l'Alma, Paris, 07/28/1867 - 07/28/1867, 111
Exposition des oeuvres de Gustave Courbet, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 07/28/1882 - 07/28/1882, 135
Exposition Universelle de 1900, Exposition de Paris, Paris, 04/15/1900 - 11/12/1900, 835
A Century of French Drawings, from Prud'hon to Picasso, Matthiesen Gallery, London, 07/28/2014 - 07/28/2014, 32
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003, 10; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003, 10; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004, 10
Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 06/01/2013