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image of Beach in Normandy Gustave Courbet (artist)
French, 1819 - 1877
Beach in Normandy, c. 1872/1875
oil on canvas
overall: 61.3 x 90.2 cm (24 1/8 x 35 1/2 in.) framed: 87.9 x 116.2 cm (34 5/8 x 45 3/4 in.)
Chester Dale Collection
Not on View
From the Tour: Romantics and Realists
Object 7 of 7


(M. F.... sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 27 May 1891, no. 18, as Marine). Delafond [Delafons], Paris.[1] (Jacques Dubourg, Paris); sold 18 July 1952 to Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

[1] According to Robert Fernier, La vie et l'oeuvre de Gustave Courbet, catalogue raisonné, Lausanne and Paris, 1978: II:98, no. 725, the name is Delafond. However, Jacques Dubourg, in correspondence with Chester Dale dated 22 September 1952, calls the family Delafons, which is carried over in the Chester Dale records in NGA curatorial files. When queried many years later (see letter dated 5 October 1967 in NGA curatorial files), Jacques Dubourg was unable to find in his files whether the name ended in an "s" or a "d".

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