Jo, La Belle Irlandaise

Oil on canvas | 55.9 x 66cm | 1865-66

Gustave Courbet

The "beautiful Irishwoman" depicted in this painting is Joanna Hiffernan (born 1842/43), mistress and model of the artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), and perhaps subsequently Courbet’s lover. Although dated 1866, the picture was likely undert...
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