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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Gustave Courbet, French (Ornans, France 1819 - 1877 La Tour-de-Peilzy, near Vevey, Switzerland)
Portrait of the Artist with a Pipe
Work Type
c. 1847
Physical Descriptions
Charcoal on white wove paper
18.7 x 13.9 cm (7 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
frame: 52.1 x 45.7 x 2.5 cm (20 1/2 x 18 x 1 in.)
[Courbet sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 28, 1882 no. 47 (unsold,per annotation in sale cat.)]. Possibly Jules-Antoine Castagnary, Paris. Claude Roger-Marx, Paris, sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, May 1931 [through Martin Birnbaum], bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Alexandre Estignard, H[enri] Baron, sa vie, ses oeuvres, Delagrange-Louys (Besançon, 1896), pg. 152

Georges Riat, Gustave Courbet, peintre, Henri Floury (Paris, 1906), pg. 46

Charles Léger, Courbet, Les Editions G. Crès & Cie. (Paris, France, 1929), pg. 217

Charles Léger, "Documents inédits sur Gustave Courbet", L'Amour de L'Art (October 1931), 10, pg. 390, fig. 3

Charles Léger, Courbet et son temps, Les Editions Universelles (Paris, France, 1948), pp. 30-31

Marie-Thérèse Lemoyne de Forges, Suzy Delbourgo, and Lola Faillant, Autoportraits de Courbet., Editions des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 1973), pg. 27, fig. 32

Bruno Foucart, G. Courbet, Flammarion and Crown Publishers Inc. (Paris, 1977), pg. 15, repro.

Margret Stuffmann, "Courbet Zeichnungen", Courbet und Deutschland, DuMont (Cologne (Köln), 1978), pg. 339, fig. 309a

Robert Fernier, La Vie et l'Oeuvre de Gustave Courbet, La Bibliothèque des Arts (Lausanne, Switzerland, 1978), pg. 288, no. 22, repro.

Michael Fried, "Painter into Painting: On Courbet's 'After Dinner at Ornans' and 'Stonebreakers'", Critical Inquiry, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, Summer 1982), 8, p. 644, fig. 13

"L'imagerie du visage de Courbet", Visages, Visages, Musée Maison Natale Gustave Courbet (Ornans, Summer 1984), dossier 1, no. 22, repro.

Pierre Courthion, L'Opera Completa di Courbet, Rizzoli Editore (Milan, Italy, 1985), repr. p. 135

Michael Fried, Courbet's Realism, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, 1990), pg. 109, fig. 50

Bruno Foucart, Courbet, Flammarion (Paris, France, 1995), repr. p. 7

Pierre Georgel, Courbet: le poème de la nature, Gallimard/Reunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1995), repr. p. 29

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 30 under "Black chalk"

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 9, repr. (color)

Valérie Bajou, Courbet, Société Nouvelle Adam Biro (Paris, 2003), p. 51

Exhibition History

Exposition des oeuvres de Gustave Courbet, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 01/01/1882 - 01/01/1882

Ausstellung Gustave Courbet, Galerie Wertheim, Berlin, 09/28/1930 - 10/26/1930

The Age of Romanticism, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/15/1986 - 05/18/1986

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

Body Image in French Art and Visual Culture (18th and 19th Centuries), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

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