We would like to thank Jean-Jacques Fernier for kindly confirming the authenticity of this work, which will be included in his forthcoming supplement to the Courbet catalogue raisonné.
We would like to thank Sarah Faunce for kindly confirming the authenticity of this lot. This work will be included in Ms. Faunce's forthcoming critical catalogue of the artist's work.
This winter landscape was painted during Courbet's Swiss exile at La Tour de Peilz. The subject of a faggot gatherer walking in the snow is reminiscent of Courbet's large-scale depiction of a similar scene painted in 1866 and set in Ornans (see RF 550).
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