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

Farmers of Flagey on the Return from the Market

Oil on canvas, 205 x 275 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, Besançon

Courbet represents a daily and banal reality without embellishing it: his father and some fellow citizens dressed as farmers return from a fair as though they were in a slow procession.

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