Gustave Courbet, 1857 - Louis Guéymard (1822-1880) as Robert le Diable - fine art print

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Original information about the work of art from the museum (© - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

This painting, shown at the Salon of 1857, depicts the tenor Louis Gueymard in his most famous part, the title role of Meyerbeer’s opera Robert le Diable. The setting is the cavern where Robert plays dice with two servants of the devil while his father Bertram, an evil genius, looks on. In this scene Robert sings about the dangers of the lust for gold in the celebrated aria L’or est une chimère (Gold is but an illusion).

Details of the article

In the year 1857 Gustave Courbet created this painting Louis Guéymard (1822-1880) as Robert le Diable. The version of the work of art was made with the size: 58 1/2 x 42 in (148,6 x 106,7 cm). Oil on canvas was used by the French painter as the technique for the piece of art. This artpiece belongs to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital collection. With courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, 1919 (licensed - public domain). The creditline of the artwork is: Gift of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, 1919. Further, the alignment is portrait and has a side ratio of 1 : 1.4, which implies that the length is 29% shorter than the width. The painter, sculptor, communard Gustave Courbet was a European artist from France, whose art style can mainly be classified as Realism. The French artist was born in the year 1819 in Ornans, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France and passed away at the age of 58 in 1877 in La Tour-de-Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland.

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The painter

Name: Gustave Courbet
Other artist names: Courbet Jean Desire Gustave, G. Courbet, Gustave Courbet, courbert, Courbet Gustave, courbet gustav, Gust. Courbet, gustav courbet, Courbet G., courbet g., קורבה גוסטב, Courbet, Courbet Jean-Desire-Gustave, Kurbe Gi︠u︡stav, courbet gustave
Gender of the artist: male
Artist nationality: French
Jobs: sculptor, painter, communard
Country: France
Classification: modern artist
Art styles: Realism
Lifetime: 58 years
Born in the year: 1819
Birthplace: Ornans, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
Died: 1877
Place of death: La Tour-de-Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland

Artwork table

Title of the artwork: "Louis Guéymard (1822-1880) as Robert le Diable"
Categorization of the artpiece: painting
Umbrella term: modern art
Century: 19th century
Created in the year: 1857
Approximate age of artwork: 160 years
Painted on: oil on canvas
Size of the original artwork: 58 1/2 x 42 in (148,6 x 106,7 cm)
Museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location of the museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Website of the museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, 1919
Artwork creditline: Gift of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, 1919

Structured item details

Print product type: wall art
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production process: digital printing (UV direct print)
Provenance: Germany
Stock type: on demand
Intended usage: wall picture, art reproduction gallery
Image orientation: portrait alignment
Image ratio: length to width 1 : 1.4
Image aspect ratio implication: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Item material options: canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium print sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Frame: no frame

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