The National Museum of Western Art

update 14 September 2021

Currently not on display

Gustave Courbet [Ornans, 1819 - La Tour-de-Peilz, 1877]

Horse in a Stable

Date1873
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)60 x 73.3
InscriptionsSigned and dated lower left: 73 / G. Courbet.
Credit LineMatsukata Collection
Standard ref.Fernier 882; M325
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1959-0056
Horse in a Stable

Provenance

Sale, Paris, 15 May 1878, lot 11; Paschal, 1878; Sale, M. X... (= de Kuyper), Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 13 May 1897, lot 17 (Lugt 55385); Galerie Georges Bernheim, Paris; purchased by Kojiro Matsukata, Kobe, ca. November 1921 (Fr. 20,000) [see letter from Georges Bernheim to Léonce Bénédite, dated 17 November 1921, in the Bibliothèque centrale des musées nationaux, Paris (copy in NMWA curatorial file)]; sequestered by French government, 1944; vested in French government under San Francisco Peace Treaty, 1952; transferred from French to Japanese government, 23 January 1959; entered into NMWA, April 1959.

Exhibition History

1878
Rétrospective de tableaux et dessins de mâitres modernes, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1878 - 1878, cat. no. 39
1929
Gustave Courbet, Petit Palais, Paris, 1929 - 1929, cat. no. 127
1952
Gustave Courbet, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Besançon, 1952 - 1952, cat. no. 53
1965
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Cultural Center of Okayama Prefecture, Okayama, 20 October 1965 - 7 November 1965, cat. no. 6
1965
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa, 22 September 1965 - 10 October 1965, cat. no. 6
1968
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Niigata Prefectural Museum, Niigata, 14 July 1968 - 4 August 1968, cat. no. 5
1968
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art, Hiroshima, 26 October 1968 - 17 November 1968, cat. no. 5
1969
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Cultural Center of Ibaraki Prefecture, Mito, 22 November 1969 - 21 December 1969, cat. no. 4
1997
The Window of the Mind: Evolution of Modern Painting, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, 15 January 1997 - 16 February 1997, Karatsu City Library and Kawamura Art Museum, 22 February-23 March, cat. no. 72, col. repr.
2012
[Traveling Exhibitions presenting National Art Museum Collections, Fiscal 2012] Modern European Art: From the Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum (Okayama), 5 October 2012 - 25 November 2012, 02

Bibliography

1955
La Collection Matsukata, Tokyo, Asahi- Shimbun, 1955 (Japanese), repr. p. 2.
1961
Catalogue du Musée National d'Art Occidental, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1961 (Préface and Catalogue Général in Japanese and French), P-80.
1961
Sekai Bijutsu Zenshu. vol. 36, Tokyo, Kadokawa Shoten, 1961 (Japanese) , p. 195, no.14, repr.
1978
Fernier, R. La vie et l'œuvre de Gustave Courbet. tome 2, Lausanne/Paris, 1978, p. 172, no. 882, repr.
1979
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of Paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no. 68, repr.
1990
The Old Matsukata Collection. Kobe City Museum, ed. Kobe, "Matsukata Korekushon Ten" Jikkoiinkai, 1990, cat. no. 485.
2018
The Matsukata Collection: Complete Catalogue of the European Art. Kawaguchi, Masako; Jingaoka, Megumi, eds. vol. 1: Paintings, Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2018, cat. no. 325, col. repr.

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