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Gustave Courbet
The Wave (La Vague)
Details
Oil on canvas
64.5 by 81.5 cm (25.3 x 32 in.)
Provenance
Henri Hecht, Paris (until 1882) ; M.L. Guillaumet , May 1882; Mrs. M.L. Guillaumet, Sale: Palais Galliéra, Paris, March 30, 1965, lot 241; Private Collection, United States, 1979; Stoppenbach and Delestre, London; Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York; Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1989
Exhibited
Paris, L'École des Beaux-Arts, ‘Exposition des Œuvres de Gustave Courbet’, 1882, no. 109 (as Temps d'orage, lent by Henri Hecht); New York, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries; Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, ‘Courbet: Later Paintings’, January 6-May 29, 1998, no. 12; New York, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, ‘Gustave Courbet’, October 28-November 29, 2003; Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum; Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts; Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, ‘Courbet and the Modern Landscape’, February 21, 2006-January 7, 2007, no. 43 (Baltimore only)