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Related Composition:
Le Hamac, un rêve de jeune fille, 1844
Oskar Reinhart am Stadtgarten Museum, Winterthur
A newly discovered painting by Gustave Courbet, Mother and Child on a Hammock is so delicate, fresh and charming that it seems out of character for the boisterous and militant pioneer of the artistic avant-garde. On a hammock covered by an oriental carpet sits a ravishing young woman with her baby child, accompanied by a little girl looking on. It is a relatively small painting for Courbet (32 x 40.5 cm.), but it is unmistakable as his, signed with initials he sometimes used for small, early works and on some drawings.

Date:  1844
Period:  19th century
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed lower left corner: G C
Dimensions: 32 x 40.5 cm (12⁵/₈ x 16⁰/₁ inches)
Provenance: Paris, private collection.
Biarritz, Private collection.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints