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The Pool
Style of Gustave Courbet

The scene may depict the upper part of the Gorges de Chauderon, above Montreux in Switzerland. This identification is supported by an old label on the back of the canvas.

Courbet collaborated with numerous pupils, especially in his later years, and he often finished or signed their work, as is probably the case with this picture.

Key facts
Artist Style of Gustave Courbet
Artist dates 1819 - 1877
Full title The Pool
Date made probably 1870-80
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 72.4 x 58.7 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number NG3243
Location in Gallery Not on display
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