Landscape with deer

Deer in the Forest, 1868


Oil on canvasexpand_more

Gift of James J. Hillexpand_more  14.76

Gustave Courbet was an avowed realist, capturing his subjects exactly as they appeared. He painted mainly nudes, portraits and landscapes. An enthusiastic sportsman, he began to specialize in forest and hunting scenes during the late 1850s. Deer in the Forest displays the forthrightness typical of Courbet's mature style.

This painting once belonged to James J. Hill (1838-1916), the Minnesota railroad magnate whose collection of European paintings forms the basis of the Institute's nineteenth-century holdings.



Gustave Courbet, Deer in the Forest (#731)
Deer in the Forest
Artist Life
1819 - 1877
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Fernier; 487.
Curator Approved

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Landscape with deer