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Gustave Courbet: 'The Diligence in the Snow'

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A diligence is a type of coach, which can here be seen overturned in the snow.

This work was originally called 'Naufrage dans la Neige' (Shipwreck in the Snow), with 'Montagnes du Jura' added on occasion. The present title was also used by the artist. Courbet is said to have witnessed a similar accident when on a hunting expedition in the forest of Livier in the Jura.

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