The National Museum of Western Art

update 14 September 2021

Currently not on display

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

Woman with Bared Breast

Date1867
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)80 x 65
InscriptionsSigned and dated lower left: 67 / Gustave Courbet.
Credit LineMatsukata Collection
Standard ref.Fernier 625; M327
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1959-0058
Woman with Bared Breast

Provenance

Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris; purchased from the above by Kojiro Matsukata, Kobe, ca. March 1922 (Fr. 70,000) [see letter from Paul Rosenberg to Léonce Bénédite, dated 30 March 1922, 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

1924
Exposition d'art français, San Francisco, 1924 - 1925
1929
Gustave Courbet, Petit Palais, Paris, 1929 - 1929, cat. no. 125
1949
G. Courbet, Statensmuseum for Kunst, København, 1949 - 1949, cat. no. 7
1950
Gustave Courbet, La Tour-de-Peilz, 1950 - 1950, cat. no. 9
1952
Gustave Courbet, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Besançon, 1952 - 1952, cat. no. 34
1960
The Masterpieces of the Ex-Matsukata Collection, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 14 May 1960 - 10 July 1960, cat. no. 18
1962
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Art Gallery of Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya, 17 November 1962 - 9 December 1962, cat. no. 14 (当館記録による)
1962
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Hakutsuru Museum, Kobe, 20 October 1962 - 5 November 1962, P-082
1963
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Ishibashi Museum of Art, Kurume, 26 October 1963 - 10 November 1963, P-082
1963
The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Shimane Prefectural Museum, Matsue, 5 October 1963 - 20 October 1963, P-082
1973
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Cultural Center of Kochi Prefecture, Kochi, 28 October 1973 - 25 November 1973, cat. no. 12
1974
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Saga Prefectural Museum, Saga, 16 November 1974 - 1 December 1974, cat. no. 12
1974
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Cultural Center of Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka, 13 October 1974 - 10 November 1974, cat. no. 12
1975
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Yamagata Museum, Yamagata, 1 November 1975 - 30 November 1975, cat. no. 14
1976
Millet, Corot, Courbet et l'École de Barbizon, Musée Départemental d'Art Tochigi, Utsunomiya, 20 November 1976 - 24 December 1976, no. 72, repr.
1989
The Old Matsukata Collection, Kobe City Museum, 14 September 1989 - 26 November 1989, cat. no. 19, col. repr.
1997
Expressiveness of Materials, National Museum of Art, Osaka, 17 April 1997 - 22 June 1997, cat. no. 17
2011
Courbet-Crésinger: œuvres croisées, Musée Courbet, Ornans, 1 July 2011 - 3 October 2011, cat. no. (p. 132), col. repr.
2014
Modern Western Paintings and the Old Matsukata Collection, Kagoshima City Museum of Art, Kagoshima, 18 July 2014 - 31 August 2014, cat. no. 20, col. repr.
2016
The Old Matsukata Collection: Reenvisioning the Dream, Kobe City Museum, 17 September 2016 - 27 November 2016, cat. no. 31, col. repr.

Bibliography

1872
Bruno, J. Les misères des gueux. Paris, 1872, repr. p. 72.
1906
Riat, G. Gustave Courbet, peintre. Paris, 1906, p. 336.
1924
Beaux-Arts. 15. 12. 1924, repr. p. 333.
1929
Léger, C. Courbet. Paris, 1929 (Collection Maître d'Autrefois), pl. 11 (with the date 1850).
1931
Courthion, P. Courbet. Paris, 1931, pl. 17.
1947
Naef, H. Courbet. Bern, 1947, pl. 12.
1955
La Collection Matsukata, Tokyo, Asahi- Shimbun, 1955 (Japanese), no. 1, col. repr.
1959
Zusetsu Sekai Bunkashi Taikei. vol. 10, Tokyo, Kadokawa Shoten, 1959 (Japanese), no. 3, repr.
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-82.
1971
Les cent chefs-d'œuvre du Musée National d'Art Occidental. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1971 (Japanese), no. 14, repr.
1975
Les cent chefs-d'œuvre du Musée National d'Art Occidental. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1975 (Japanese), no. 24, repr.
1978
Fernier, R. La vie et l'œuvre de Gustave Courbet. tome 2, Lausanne/Paris, 1978, p. 52, no. 625, repr.
1978
Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1978 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 30, repr.
1979
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of Paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no. 70, repr.
1990
The Old Matsukata Collection. Kobe City Museum, ed. Kobe, "Matsukata Korekushon Ten" Jikkoiinkai, 1990, cat. no. 487.
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. 327, col. repr.

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