(b. 1819, Ornans, d. 1877, La Tour-de-Peilz)
The Sleeping Spinner1853
Oil on canvas, 91 x 115 cm
Musée Fabre, Montpellier
This painting was exhibited at the 1853 Salon and was bought by a rich Montpellier collector called Afred Bruyas, who liked Courbet as he liked Cabanel, Couture, or Delacroix.