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Valley of the Loue, near Ornans

Photo credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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Gustave Courbet was born in the small town of Ornans in the mountainous Jura region of eastern France. The scenery around his home town often provided the subject for Courbet's landscape paintings. Here the cliffs and dense greenery of the Loue valley near Ornans are set against an azure sky. Through his impressionistic style the artist has created a sense of the massive cliffs, and the rough surface of the paint imitates the textures of the terrain.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    80 x 100.3 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased with the assistance of the Friends of Bristol Art Gallery, 1956


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