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Young Ladies on the Banks of the Seine (Summer)

Gustave
Courbet
1819, Ornans (Doubs) - 1877, La Tour-de-Peilz (Suisse)
1857
Oil on canvas
174 x 206 cm

These young women have come out from the city one hot summer's day to cool off by the waterside. The realism of this very sensual scene is manifest in the frankness of the faces and postures.
This very modern subject prefigures the future popularity of the banks of the Seine, celebrated by the Impressionists a generation later.
This work, unique in its modern subject and unusually large format for a genre scene, broke away from the conventions of the day. Courbet, always a provocateur, unleashed a critical scandal by exhibiting the Young Ladies at the Salon in 1857.

> Explore Courbet’s work by watching the video made for the Revelations - A digital odyssey in painting exhibition, which was held at the museum from 18/09-18/10/2010.

Marks Inscriptions Hall-marks: 
Signed bottom left : "G. Courbet"
Donor, testator or seller: 
Gift from Etienne Baudry via Juliette Courbet, in 1906
Inventory number: 
PPP00377
Inventory number : PPP00377
This work is not currently on display
The 19th century
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