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The Stream of the Black Well
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The Stream of the Black Well

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Description Gustave Courbet enjoyed enormous commercial success with his landscapes. He painted around 300 views of his native Franche-Comté, including some 20 examples of this secluded spot. Courbet's technique is distinctive both for his use of the palette knife and for the underlayer of black paint over which he applied his color.
Date Description Narrative
6/01/1971Treatmentsurface cleaned
4/08/2004Examinationexamined for exhibition
4/08/2004Examinationexamined for condition
11/01/2004Examinationexamined for loan and exhibition
  • A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
  • Courbet/Not Courbet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes from the Walters Art Museum. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis; The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. 2008-2009.
Provenance Alfred Prunaire Sale, June 18, 1903; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions "G Courbet," signed at lower right
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 21 7/8 x W: 18 5/16 in. (55.5 x 46.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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