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47

Gustave Courbet

Baigneuses dans la forêt

Estimate:

180,000

to
- 250,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Baron Ferenc Hatvany

Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet

Baigneuses dans la forêt

Baigneuses dans la forêt

Estimate:

180,000

to
- 250,000 USD

Lot sold:

403,200

USD

Property from the Collection of Baron Ferenc Hatvany

Gustave Courbet

1819 - 1877

Baigneuses dans la forêt


Bears the signature G. Courbet. (lower left)

Oil on canvas

16 ¼ by 13 in. (41.2 by 33 cm)

Framed: 24 by 21 in. (61 by 53 cm)


We would like to thank the late Ms. 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 painting is being sold pursuant to a restitution agreement between the heirs of Baron Ferenc Hatvany and the prior owner.

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Larrieu (and sold: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 16, 1885, lot 15, with incorrect medium)
Paul Arthur Chéramy, Paris (and sold: Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, May 5-7, 1908, lot 144)
Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired at the above sale)
Baron Ferenc Hatvany, Budapest (acquired from the above in 1908)
Confiscated from the above by the Ministry of Culture of the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919 and restituted to Baron Hatvany before 1923
Confiscated from Baron Hatvany’s vault at the Hungarian Commercial Bank of Pest by Russian military personnel in February 1945
Private Collection, Australia
Restituted to the heirs of Baron Ferenc Hatvany in 2021 and offered for sale in co-operation with the above
Louis Vauxcelles, Les Arts, October 1906, illustrated p. 19
J. Meier-Graefe & E. Klossowski, La Collection Cheramy: Catalogue raisonné précédé d'études sur les maitres principaux de la collection, Munich, 1908, no. 236, illustrated n.p. (titled Paysage avec deux baigneuses)
Giorgio de Chirico, Gustave Courbet, Rome, 1925, illustrated n.p.
Robert Fernier, La Vie et l'oeuvre de Gustave Courbet, Catalogue raisonné, vol. I, Lausanne & Paris, 1977, no. 331, illustrated p. 190 (with incorrect cataloguing and provenance)
Pierre Courthion, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Courbet, Paris, 1987, no. 318, p. 91
Courbet, L'Amour (exhibition catalogue), Musée Gustave Courbet, Ornans, 1996, detail illustrated p. 26
Paris, Salon d'Automne, 1906, n.n.