Offered antique oil on canvas painting - "Resting", by prominent French artist Gustave Courbet 1819 – 1877. Titled on the center of the gilded wood gesso frame “Resting”, signed lower left. This art work depicts a tranquil country landscape with a peasant girl resting in a shade of tree.
Medium: Oil on canvas. Title: "Resting". Size: 13 inches tall by 23 inches wide; with frame 21 inches tall by 31 inches wide. Signed: Lower left. Condition: Good to Very Good Antique Condition no tears or paint loss.
About artist -
Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet, French, 10 June 1819 – 31 December 1877, was a French painter who led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting. Committed to painting only what he could see, he rejected academic convention and the Romanticism of the previous generation of visual artists. His independence set an example that was important to later artists, such as the Impressionists and the Cubists. Courbet occupies an important place in 19th-century French painting as an innovator and as an artist willing to make bold social statements through his work. Courbet painted figurative compositions, landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes. He courted controversy by addressing social issues in his work, and by painting the rural bourgeoisie, peasants, and working conditions of the poor.
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