The Woman in the Waves

Oil on canvas | 65.4 x 54cm | 1868

Gustave Courbet

Between 1864 and 1868 Courbet undertook a series of paintings of the female nude. He could not have failed to witness the triumph of Alexandre Cabanel's Birth of Venus (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) at the Salon of 1863, along with the popularity of similar ...
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