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Image of The "Mirror" on the River Loue at Scey-en-Varais, near Ornans

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The "Mirror" on the River Loue at Scey-en-Varais, near Ornans

Gustave Courbet (AKA Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet), French, (June 10, 1819–December 31, 1877)

Creation date: 1864
Creation place: France

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Appleton S. Bridges
Accession Number: 1926.124
State/Province: Doubs
Dimensions: 23 5/8 in. x 29 1/4 in. (60.01 cm x 74.3 cm)

Provenance

J. S. Forbes, London, England ( - )

Mary Forbes, Edinburgh, Scotland (ca. 1912 - June 1919)

D. Croal Thomson, Barbizon House, England (June 1919 - July 28, 1919)

William Burrell, Glasgow, Scotland (July 28, 1919 - October 23, 1923)

D. Croal Thomson, Barbizon House, England (October 23, 1923 - ca. 1926)

Robert C. Vose, Boston, Massachusetts (by 1924 - May 11, 1926)

Mr. and Mrs. Appleton S. Bridges, San Diego, California (May 11, 1926 - July 16, 1926)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (July 16, 1926 - )

Label Copy

Life and Truth, 2011

En su época, Théodore Rousseau era considerado el líder de la escuela Barbizon. Desde el principio estudió como paisajista y de niño dibujó en el Bois de Boulogne y el bosque Compiègne al norte de París. A finales de los 1820, Rousseau pintó paisajes en el estilo elevado, tradicional e histórico. Más tarde, sin embargo, lo influenciaron los paisajes densamente pintados que el inglés John Constable exhibió en Francia, y Rousseau rompió con la tradición académica y giró hacia el realismo. Los efectos atmosféricos que hicieron de sus paisajes los precursores del impresionismo fueron los mismos que en los 1830 y 40 causaran su exclusión sistemática del Salón de París.

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The self-proclaimed "proudest and most arrogant man in France," Gustave Courbet created a sensation at the Paris Salon of 1850–51 when he exhibited a group of paintings set in his native Ornans, a village in the Franche-Comté in eastern France. He continued throughout his career to focus not on the allegorical and historical subjects that were the mainstay of painters at the Salon, but rather, on the people and landscape of his home. This is one of group of canvases by Courbet that depict the so-called Mirror of Scey, a stretch of the River Loue just beyond Ornans, where the river's quick pace is temporarily interrupted by a deep pool with a quiet smooth surface that reflects the light. The site was also of interest due to the presence of a ruined medieval tower on the hill above the river.
Last Updated: 1/23/2017

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Inaugural Exhibition Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego , 2/26/1926 - 3/31/1926

Official Art Exhibition of the California Pacific International Exposition Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego , 5/29/1935 - 11/11/1935

Official Art Exhibition of the California Pacific International Exposition Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego , 2/12/1936 - 9/9/1936

Survey of Landscape Painting San Francisco Museum of Art , 6/2/1936 - 6/30/1936

Masterworks of Five Centuries Golden Gate International Exposition , 5/25/1940 - 9/29/1940

French Painting: David to Rouault Atlanta Art Association , 9/20/1955 - 11/5/1955

Town Hall of Chester , 1/1/2002 - 1/1/2012

Courbet: A Painter as a Hunter , 11/1/2002 - 11/1/2003

Life and Truth: French Landscapes from Corot to Monet , 2/5/2011 - 6/19/2011

Permanent Collection Rotation Gallery 18 San Diego Museum of Art , 6/12/2013 - 00/00/00

Gallery Rotation San Diego Museum of Art , 12/5/2013 - 5/31/2014

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Mr. Martin E. Petersen. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 104

Julia Gethman Andrews (DUP). A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870 San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1947
Page Number: 144, 145, Figure Number: 144

Mr. Reginald Poland. A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870 San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1947
Page Number: 11

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 46

Mr. Reginald Poland. Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1935
Page Number: xxxvii, xlviii, Figure Number: 566

Mr. Reginald Poland. Illustrated Catalogue: Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1935
Page Number: xxxvii, xlviii, Figure Number: 566

Illustrated Catalogue: Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1935
Page Number: 28, no. 566

Painting: School of France Atlanta Art Association. Atlanta, Georgia, 1955
Page Number: 8, no. 9

Illustrated Catalogue of the Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1936
Page Number: 35, no. 427

Walter Heil, ed. Masterworks of Five Centuries: Golden Gate International Exposition. San Francisco, California, 1939
Page Number: Cat no. 143

Walter Heil, ed. Masterworks of Five Centuries: Golden Gate International Exposition. San Francisco, California, 1939
Page Number: 143, Figure Number: 143

Catalogue of the Inaugural Exhibition San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1926
Page Number: 27, no. 4

Robert Fernier. La vie et l'œuvre de Gustave Courbet, La Bibliothèque des Arts. Paris, France, 1977
Page Number: 226, no. 415, 227, Figure Number: 415

Survey of Landscape Painting San Francisco Museum of Art. San Francisco, California, 1936
Page Number: cat. no. 21

Robert H. Paterson. The Bulletin of San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, June 1931
Page Number: 6-7, Figure Number: 6

Leila Mechlin, ed. The American Magazine of Art The American Federation of Arts. Washington, D.C., July 1926
Page Number: 376

Dr. Reginald H. Poland. The American Magazine of Art The American Federation of Arts. Washington, D.C., January 1930
Page Number: 28

Dr. Reginald H. Poland. Catalogue of the Paintings and Tapestries in the Permanent Collection San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, December 28, 1927
Page Number: 9

Catalogue of the Paintings and Tapestries in the Permanent Collection San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, December 28, 1927
Page Number: 32, 33, no. 44, Figure Number: 44

John D. Morse. Old Master Paintings in North America Abbeville Press Publishers. New York, New York, 1979
Page Number: 69

John D. Morse. Old Masters in America: Rand McNally & Company. New York, New York, 1955
Page Number: 44

Dr. Don Bacigalupi and Ms. Rachel Evans. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 11

Mr. Steven Kern. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 131, Figure Number: 131

Dr. Reginald H. Poland. San Diego Magazine San Diego Chamber of Commerce. San Diego, California, September 1927
Page Number: 5, 6, Figure Number: 6

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