The Young Stonebreaker by Gustave Courbet

Drawing depicting a young stonebreaker, full length from behind.

Details

Medium:
Black crayon & white chalk on paper
Dimensions:
29.5 x 21.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£16,000 ( Total: £49,608; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Private vendor

He wears pinstripped trousers held by one diagonal brace and a white shirt. He is balancing a basket of stones on one thigh.

Provenance

Aglami family; Serge Rogoff; Fitz Gross thence by descent

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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