Hunter on Horseback
Artist: Gustave Courbet (French, 1819–1877)
The majestic figures of a hunter and his horse are set against a pale, wintery landscape, as they track the wounded animal that left bloody prints in the snow. This painting may have been part of a larger composition: Courbet listed it under “Studies and Sketches” in an exhibition of his work in 1867. It was still in the painter’s studio upon his death a decade later.
Oil on canvas
unframed: 119.4 × 95.3 cm (47 × 37 1/2 in.)
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Gift of J. Watson Webb, B.A. 1907, and Electra Havemeyer Webb
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