Landscape with deer

Deer in the Forest, 1868

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Gift of James J. Hillexpand_more  14.76

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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.

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Gustave Courbet, Deer in the Forest (#731)
Details
Title
Deer in the Forest
Artist Life
1819 - 1877
Role
Artist
Accession Number
14.76
Catalogue Raisonne
Fernier; 487.
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Landscape with deer