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In the Forest
Gustave Courbet

In the foreground a stag is resting, while a hind drinks from a pool in the left background. This painting was exhibited in 1863 with the title 'Amours de Cerfs' (Loves of Stags), but it had acquired its present title by 1873.

Key facts
Artist Gustave Courbet
Artist dates 1819 - 1877
Full title In the Forest
Date made 1859
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 80 x 99.1 cm
Acquisition credit Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number NG3241
Location in Gallery Not on display
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