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Reclining Nude

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Lower left: G. Courbet


M. Lemercier, Le Havre, France; sold by the daughters of Lemercier [see note 1]. Galerie Robert Schmit, Paris [see note 2]. Makowski, Paris. Galerie Fabiani, Paris. 1954, Oppenheimer, Paris; 1954, sold by Oppenheimer to the Matthiesen Gallery, London; 1957, sold by Matthiesen Gallery to the MFA for £8,500. (Accession Date November 14, 1957) NOTES: [1] According to information provided by the Matthiesen Gallery at the time of its purchase. [2] Information about Schmit, Makowski, and Fabiani is taken from Robert Fernier, La vie et l'oeuvre de Gustave Courbet: Catalogue Raisonné (Paris, 1977), vol. 1, cat. no. 17.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Parkman Oliver

about 1840–41


104.7 x 143.5 cm (41 1/4 x 56 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on paper mounted on canvas