The National Museum of Western Art

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

Landscape with a Hunter

Date1873
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)80.5 x 120.5
InscriptionsSigned lower left: G. Courbet.
Credit LinePurchased
Standard ref.Fernier 884
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1976-0004
Landscape with a Hunter

This canvas was painted by Courbet in his hometown of Ornans immediately before his exile to Switzerland after his imprisonment for his activities with the Paris Commune. Paintings of hunters were one of Courbet's distinctive genres. Against a background of light struck cliffs, this tense scene of a hidden hunter watching two engaging deer is represented with fresh sensitivity and naturalism. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

Provenance

Auc. Mazaroz-Riballier, Paris, 1, 3.Dec. 1890, no. 314; Gaston Kahn, 1924; Galerie Nathan, Zürich; Purchased by the NMWA, 1977.

Exhibition History

1924
Les peintres de l'eau, Galerie Marcel Bernheim, Paris, 1924 - 1924
1978
European Landscape Painting, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 14 September 1978 - 26 October 1978, cat. no. 69, repr.
1978
European Landscape Painting, Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Kofu, 3 November 1978 - 15 January 1979, cat. no. 66
1981
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Fukushima Prefectural Culture Center, Fukushima, 18 November 1981 - 2 December 1981, cat. no. 2
1981
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Hirosaki Municipal Museum, 7 October 1981 - 21 October 1981, cat. no. 2
1981
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Iwate Prefectural Hall, Morioka, 28 October 1981 - 11 November 1981, cat. no. 2
1982
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Tottori Prefectural Museum, Tottori, 1 October 1982 - 17 October 1982, cat. no. 2
1982
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Cultural Center of Kagawa Prefecture, Takamatsu, 23 October 1982 - 7 November 1982, cat. no. 2
1982
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Cultural Center of Kochi Prefecture, Kochi, 13 November 1982 - 28 November 1982, cat. no. 2
1989
The French Modern Painting, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Miyakonojo City Museum, 15 April 1989 - 14 May 1989, cat. no. 2, col. repr.
1991
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Tendo City Museum of Art, Tendo, 1 November 1991 - 24 November 1991, cat. no. 1
1991
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Hachinohe City Museum of Art, 28 September 1991 - 27 October 1991, cat. no. 1
1992
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Urasoe Art Museum, 3 November 1992 - 7 December 1992, cat. no. 1
1995
Modern Japanese Art-Between the East and the West, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, 1 November 1995 - 30 November 1995, cat. no. 21, col. repr.
2007
Gods and Nature: The Essence of European Art from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, 11 December 2007 - 3 February 2008, cat. no. 16
2007
Gods and Nature: The Essence of European Art from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Himeji City Museum of Art, 4 November 2007 - 2 December 2007, cat. no. 16
2013
Monet, An Eye for Landscapes: Innovation in 19th Century French Landscape Paintings, Pola Museum of Art, 13 July 2013 - 24 November 2013, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 7 December 2013-9 March 2014, cat. no. 24, col. repr.

Bibliography

1924
Bulletin de l'art ancien et moderne. February, 1924, p. 39, 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. 33, repr.
1978
Fernier, Robert. La vie et l'œuvre de Gustave Courbet: catalogue raisonné. tome 2, Lausanne/Paris, Bibliothèque des Arts, 1978, p. 174, no. 884, repr.
1979
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no. 75, repr.
1979
Annual Bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 11 (1976), 1979, Koshi, Koichi. New acquisitions 1976 (Painting). pp. 14-15, New acquisitions (Catalogue). pp. 20-21, repr.

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