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

The Quarry (La Curée)

Oil on canvas, 210 x 184 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This painting was the first in a long series of animal paintings with hunters, stags, red and roe deer, horses, dogs, foxes and snow-scenes. During his frequent stays in Franche-Comté, Courbet liked to go hunting and made of this activity a subject from which he drew wholly unprecedented results.

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