Château d’Ornans, 1855


The country around his native town of Ornans, in eastern France, inspired most of Gustave Courbet's paintings. Like his contemporaries who worked near Barbizon, Courbet revitalized the landscape tradition with views of distinctive regional features observed at first hand. The town of Ornans appears in the valley below.



Courbet, Chateau at Ornans (#091)
Château d’Ornans
Artist Life
1819 - 1877
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Fernier, 173.
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