COURBET, Gustave
(b. 1819, Ornans, d. 1877, La Tour-de-Peilz)

Portrait of Alfred Bruyas

1853
Oil on canvas, 91 x 72 cm
Musée Fabre, Montpellier

Alfred Bruyas was a rich Montpellier collector. In Bruyas Courbet had netted the patron and cultivated collector that he needed, a man to back him financially and the owner of a collection in which Courbet could be proud to figure.