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Artist: Gustave Courbet, French, 1819–1877

La Liberté

1875

bronze with dark brown patina

34 1/4 x 24 3/8 x 20 1/2 in. (87 x 62 x 52.1 cm)
base: 11 3/4 x 6 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. (29.8 x 15.5 x 29.8 cm)
Gift of Richard L. Feigen, B.A. 1952
2020.75.6
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Baron Jean-Anne Paul de Bastard (1829-1888), France; Galerie Castagnary, Saintes, Saintonge, France, by May 17, 1875; Masonic Lodge, Saintes, Saintonge, France. Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 8 June 1895, lot 46; sold to ‘Mr. Mayer,’ on behalf of Louis Phillipe Demaëght (1831-1898) Oran, Algeria; M. Gilly, Oran, Algeria, 1898; sold to Private Collection, Oran, Algeria, 1928; by descent to Private Collection, France; sold to Richard L. Feigen, New York; gift to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2020

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.