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The villager with kid

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Lost Art-ID573683

Courbet, Gustave

TitleThe villager with kid
Datingc. 1860
Type of objectPainting
Measures Height: 73.30 cm  Width: 60.30 cm 
Material / TechniqueOil : Canvas / painted
Descriptionon recto, lower left, signed: “G Courbet“
on verso, on frame, upper centre, inscribed in yellow chalk: “5481”; upper right, inscribed in yellow chalk: “529” and “669”; centre left, inscribed in chalk: “[…]84”; centre right, inscribed in white chalk: “2”; lower centre, round torn label; lower right, white handwritten label: “40…41…42…43…44…”
on stretcher, upper left, white label with blue margins: “ourbet 208”; upper centre, round white label: “F 448” and torn white label: “[…]RY”; upper centre bar, inscribed in black: “3059”, white label with red margin: “G. Courbet 189”, inscribed in blue: “6389”; centre bar, inscribe  in blue: “7375”; right centre bar, inscribed in blue: “17393”; lower centre bar, inscribed in black: “GRAZ”
on canvas, upper right, inscribed in white chalk: “12” and round black stamp [French customs’ stamp?]
HoldingSchwabinger Kunstfund
Provenance26 February 1873: Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris, acquired from the artist (per Gurlitt Papers & stock book Durand-Ruel)
Coll. Dussol de Cette
Sale: Vente Dussol, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 17 March 1884, lot 25
M. Bresse, acquired at the above sale (per cat. rais.)
Félix Gérard, Paris
Sale: Vente Gérard, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 25 February 1896, lot 16
Acquired at the above sale: Félix Gérard
1940s: Possibly with Galerie Mercedes Rousso, Paris (per akg-images)
Sale: Vente Félix Gérard [fils], Galerie Park-Palace, Monte-Carlo, 11–12 April 1949, lot 12
By latest 1953: Hildebrand Gurlitt, Dusseldorf, probably acquired through Gérard
By descent to Cornelius Gurlitt, Munich/Salzburg
From 6 May 2014: Estate of Cornelius Gurlitt
published since
4. January 2018


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