The National Museum of Western Art

update 14 September 2021

Currently not on display

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


Datec. 1871
Materials/Techniquesoil on cardboard
Size (cm)24.5 x 33.5
InscriptionsSigned upper right: G. Courbet.
Credit LineMatsukata Collection
Standard ref.Fernier 799; M328
Collection NumberP.1959-0059


Reinach, Paris; Galerie Georges Bernheim, Paris; purchased from the above by Kojiro Matsukata, Kobe, ca. November 1921 [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

De David à Cézanne, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussel, 1947 - 1948, cat. no. 78
Gustave Courbet, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Besançon, 1952 - 1952, cat. no. 51
The Masterpieces of the Ex-Matsukata Collection, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 14 May 1960 - 10 July 1960, cat. no. 22
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Tottori Prefectural Museum, Tottori, 9 October 1976 - 7 November 1976, cat. no. 10
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Nara Prefectural Museum, Nara, 15 October 1977 - 13 November 1977, cat. no. 8
The Silent Dialogue: Still Life in the West and Japan, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 21 April 1990 - 10 June 1990, cat. no. Ⅰ-7, col. repr
The Crossing Visions: European and Modern Japanese Art from the Collections of The National Museum of Western Art & The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 20 July 1996 - 8 September 1996, cat. no. 90
Apples in Art: From Dürer to Now, Hiroshima Museum of Art, 23 April 2005 - 5 June 2005, cat. no. 6, col. repr.
SHADOWS: Works from the National Museums of Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo, 8 September 2010 - 18 October 2010, cat. no. 8


La Collection Matsukata, Tokyo, Asahi- Shimbun, 1955 (Japanese), no. 4, col. repr.
Mizue: Tokushu Matsukata Korekushon no Kaiga. no. 651, Tokyo, Bijutsu Shuppansha, July 1959 (Japanese), n. p. repr.
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-83.
Fernier, R. La vie et l'œuvre de Gustave Courbet. tome 2, Lausanne/Paris, 1978, p. 140, no. 799, repr.
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of Paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no. 71, repr.
The Old Matsukata Collection. Kobe City Museum, ed. Kobe, "Matsukata Korekushon Ten" Jikkoiinkai, 1990, cat. no. 488.
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. 328, col. repr.

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