Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877)
La femme et l'âne dans un paysage de neige
signed 'G. Courbet' (lower left)
oil on canvas
1278 x 1612 in. (32.7 x 41.9 cm.)
James Staats Forbes, London, before 1911.
His sale; Christie's, London, 2 June 1916, lot 32, as A Rocky Landscape, with a peasant and donkey in the snow.
Lindler (possibly Lindlar), acquired at the above sale.
with Moderne Galerie Wertheim, Berlin, probably by 1930.
Private collection, New York.
Their sale; Christie's, London, 4 December 2003, lot 12.
London, Borough Polytechnic Institute, Picture Exhibition, 1911, no. 47, as Homeward Through the Snow.
(probably) Berlin, Galerie Wertheim, Ausstellung Gustave Courbet, 28 September-26 October 1930, no. 44, as Landschaft mit Eseltreiben.
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The late Sarah Faunce confirmed the authenticity of this picture in 2002. The present work is accompanied by a certificate from the Institut Gustave Courbet dated 6 April 2022, and will be included in their forthcoming Gustave Courbet catalogue raisonné.

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