Gustave Courbet, 1864 - The Source of the Loue - fine art print

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What does the website of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art state about this 19th century artwork made by Gustave Courbet? (© - by The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Courbet often painted the rocky grotto at the source of the Loue, the river that flows through his native village, Ornans, in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France. This view is probably one of four he mentioned to the dealer Luquet in the spring of 1864, when he wrote: "I've been to the source of the Loue these last days and made four landscapes about 1 meter 40."

Background data on the work of art

Artpiece title: "The Source of the Loue"
Categorization: painting
General category: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Artwork year: 1864
Approximate age of artwork: over 150 years
Original medium: oil on canvas
Size of the original work of art: 39 1/4 x 56 in (99,7 x 142,2 cm)
Exhibited in: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location of the museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Available under: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
License: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Creditline of artwork: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929

Artist metadata table

Artist name: Gustave Courbet
Alternative names: courbet gustav, קורבה גוסטב, courbet gustave, Gust. Courbet, Courbet Jean Desire Gustave, courbet g., Courbet Gustave, gustav courbet, Courbet, Gustave Courbet, Kurbe Gi︠u︡stav, G. Courbet, Courbet Jean-Desire-Gustave, Courbet G., courbert
Gender: male
Artist nationality: French
Professions: painter, communard, sculptor
Country of origin: France
Artist classification: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Realism
Age at death: 58 years
Born: 1819
Town of birth: Ornans, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
Year of death: 1877
Died in (place): La Tour-de-Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland

About the product

Article type: art print
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufaturing technique: digital printing (UV direct print)
Origin of the product: German-made
Type of stock: on demand
Intended usage: home design, wall decoration
Image orientation: landscape format
Image aspect ratio: (length : width) 1.4 : 1
Implication: the length is 40% longer than the width
Material choices: poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) sizes: 70x50cm - 28x20", 140x100cm - 55x39"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 70x50cm - 28x20", 140x100cm - 55x39"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 70x50cm - 28x20"
Aluminium print size options: 70x50cm - 28x20", 140x100cm - 55x39"
Art print framing: without frame

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Art product explanation

The Source of the Loue is a masterpiece by Gustave Courbet. The version of the masterpiece was painted with the size: 39 1/4 x 56 in (99,7 x 142,2 cm) and was crafted with the technique oil on canvas. Besides, this artpiece is in the the art collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States of America. With courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (licensed - public domain). The creditline of the artwork is: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929. Furthermore, alignment of the digital reproduction is landscape with an image ratio of 1.4 : 1, which implies that the length is 40% longer than the width. The painter, sculptor, communard Gustave Courbet was an artist, whose style was mainly Realism. The painter lived for a total of 58 years - born in the year 1819 in Ornans, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France and died in the year 1877.

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